Monday 31 January 2011

Private Albert Crelius Medley

Born on 7 July 1898 in West Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Hillock, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 24 January 1916 (number 775648) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 22 or 23 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 April 1917 - wounded on 18 September 1917 - invalided to England on 27 September 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF.

(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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