Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Corporal James Clarence Mattice

Born on 9 July 1893 in Osnabruck Township, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mattice, Farrans Point, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as horseshoer; single; currently a member of the 59th Regiment (three years); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 12 January 1915 (number 410927) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - 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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