Friday, 4 June 2010

Private Robert Norwood Lee

Born on 2 May 1898 in Bowlerdenie [?], Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - son of Mrs. Sarah Lee, Caledonia Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Caledonia, Nova Scotia; trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 17th Battery, CEF (fourteen days); Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in Truro, Nova Scotia, on 30 April 1917 (number 2330311) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps in the field [?] on 28 or 29 July 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 15 or 16 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 4 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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