Thursday 24 January 2013

Corporal Oliver Master

Born on 6 November 1891 in Grand Valley, Ontario - son of Irvine Master, Kitchener, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as civil servant; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10.75 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the [?] Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 April 1917 (number 2098880) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 February 1918 - invalided sick to England on 6 January 1919.

Married Sarah Powell Hutton on 12 June 1919.

(My thanks to Heather Waters Bedford for the additional information on Cpl. Master).

(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)


Heather Waters Bedford said...

Oliver Master married my Mother's Aunt Sarah Powell Hutton on June 12,1919. I am so grateful for the information you have provided me as I work on our family tree. Thank you.

Ken said...


You're most welcome. If you have any photos or additional information, I'd love to add that as well to his blog entry.