Monday 22 March 2010

Private Edward Leon Kipp

(also known as Howard van Bramer)

Born on 11 October 1897 in Toronto, Ontario - son of George Kipp, Pittsfield, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in North Bay, Ontario; trade as brakeman; single; no current military service; previously served with the 34th Battalion; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined ???, CEF, in North Bay, Ontario, on 5 August 1916 (number 1006912) - [then what] - joined the No.3 Section, Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 27 January 1917 (number 2043015) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 9 January 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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