Sunday 14 March 2010

Bugler George Albert King

Born on 18 June 1894 or 1895 in Stockport, Cheshire, England - no relatives living (1915) but son of Mrs. Mary King, Stockport, England (1919) - brother of Mrs. George Johnson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: currently a member of the 114th Field Company, Canadian Engineers - at the time of his enlistment in 1919: trade as shoemaker.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Napanee, Ontario, on 15 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410332) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 May 1916 - joined the 5th Pioneer Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 September 1916 (number 1078631) - [then what] - joined the 230th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 January 1917 (number 2157341) - rose to the rank of Sergeant - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 8 August 1917 - [then what] - joined the CEF in Ottawa, Ontario, on 6 May 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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