Thursday 11 February 2010

Corporal Clifford Vincent Joyce

Born on 7 September 1898 in Mount Pleasant, Ontario - son of Mrs. M.E. Joyce, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as student; single; currently a member of the 38th Dufferin Rifles; previous served with the Brantford Collegiate Institute cadets (4.5 years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Burford, Ontario, on 1 May 1916 (number 270220) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - wounded on 22 April 1918 - invalided to England on 18 May 1918.

(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)

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