Sunday 26 September 2010

Lance-Corporal Avard Yuill Mathews

Born on 30 December 1894 in Five Islands, Colchester County, Nova Scotia - son of W.F. Mathews, Craik, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 5 April 1915 (number 411068) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 15 or 16 April 1916 - wounded on 4 June 1916 - transferred to the imperial army on 30 April 1918 in order to be commissioned.

(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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