Sunday, 20 June 2010

Private James Gordon Leveare

Born on 18 September 1895 in Cardinal, Ontario - son of William Sayyeau [?], Cardinal, Ontario - nephew of Mrs. Audrey Allberry, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Cardinal, Ontario, on 9 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410535) - served with the 38th Battalion, CEF, during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 October 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery (grave VIII.A.13), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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