Saturday 3 April 2010

Sergeant George Campbell Knowles

Born on 21 April 1897 in Brantford, Ontario - son of Mrs. Isabel Knowles, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as student; single; currently a member of the 38th Regiment; previously served with the Brantford Collegiate Institude cadets (five years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 11 March 1916 (number 270034) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion to England as a Cadet with the Officers' Training Course on 27 October 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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