Monday, 5 July 2010

Private Warren Livingstone

Born on 31 July 1892 in Vancouver, British Columbia - husband of Edith Jardine Livingstone, Vancouver, British Columbia - son of W. Livingstone, East Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student; single; no current military service; previously served with the 6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles (Sergeant, seven years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; medium hair - at the time of his re-enlistment in 1917: married; trade as mining engineer; currently a member of the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

Attended McGill University College, British Columbia, in Science, from 1912 to 1913.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 17 March 1915 (number 411053) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - transferred to the British army on 4 December 1915 in order to receive a commission - joined the 172nd Company, Royal Engineers, in December 1915 - wounded at Ypres, Belgium, on 22 January 1916 - invalided to England in January 1916 - invalided to Canada - discharged in August 1916 - joined the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in Revelstoke, British Columbia, as a Lieutenant on 22 March 1917 - joined the 70th Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF in March 1917 - repatriated to Canada and discharged in July 1919.

Attended the University of British Columbia in Science from 1916 to 1917.

(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; Anonymous, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.79)

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