Thursday 18 February 2010

Private Clarence Edmund Keene

Born on 14 December 1894 in Toronto, Ontario - brother of Private Gordon Finamore Keene, 38th Battalion, CEF - son of Charles Keene, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410327) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 22 or 23 February 1917 - invalided to England on 25 April 1917.

Died on 8 December 1927.

(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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