Friday 5 February 2010

Private John Jones

Born on 25 February 1898 in Belleville, Ontario - son of Thomas B. Jones, Belleville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 1 March 1916 (number 636742) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 or 31 October 1917 - invalided to England on 27 November 1917.

(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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