Tuesday 7 September 2010

Private Henry Benjamin Marshall

Born on 15 September 1897 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Sarah Ophelia Marshall, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same a smother; trade as hatmaker; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 31 January 1916 (number 639207) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 2 April 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)

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