Thursday, 15 July 2010

Private Sylvester Chahuska Long-Lance

Born on 1 December 1891 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - son of Joseph Long-Lance, Winston-Salem, North Carolina - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as student at Carlisle University; single; no current military service; previously served with the St. John Military Academy, New York (three years), Carlisle Gov. Military College (four years), and Cavalry, West Point (1st Lieutenant); Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 4 August 1916 (number 1033198) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 February 1917 - wounded on 22 May 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 June 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 3 July 1917 - later served with Headquarters, Overseas Military Force of Canada, and promoted to Acting-Staff-Sergeant.

(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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