Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Private George Regner Madsen

Born on 1 April 1894 or 1895 in Copenhagen, Denmark - son of Mrs. Elna Regner Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as painter; single; no current or previous military service; Lutheran; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 44th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 20 September 1915 (number 623201) - [left 44th approximately December 1916] - joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 13 December 1916 (number 1042548) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 27 March 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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