Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Private Moses Ellslie Legge

Born on 20 April 1889 in Tara, Ontario - son of Robert Legge, Tara, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; single; Methodist; trade as clothing merchant; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, CEF, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 16 January 1918 (number 257391) - taken on the strength of the 28th Battalion, CEF, on 6 September 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 September 1918 - wounded on 1 October 1918 - invalided to England on 8 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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