Wednesday 10 February 2010

Private Nathan Thomas Jowsey

Born on 1 September 1878 in Aylmer, Quebec - husband of Bertha A. Jowsey, Dunrobin, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Hamburg, Ontario; trade as locomotive fireman; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 238th Battalion, CEF, in New Liskeard, Ontario, on 11 July 1916 (number 1036590) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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