Saturday 9 January 2010

Sergeant Henry Jenson, MM

Born on 14 September 1895 in the United States - son of Mrs. N. Jenson, Port Elgin, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Harley, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 25th Brant Dragoons; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Burford, Ontario, on 18 March 1916 (number 270085) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - wounded on 23 April 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 May 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated November 1918: "For gallantry during operation around Valenciennes from Nov. 1 to 5/18."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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