Sunday 30 January 2011

Private George Medhurst

Born on 20 June 1877 in Kent, England - father of Ethel Medhurst, Rainham, Kent, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in New Comers Inn, Toronto, Ontario; trade as farmer; widower; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3[?] inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 2 December 1916 (number 513355) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 12 August 1918 - struck off strength to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 11 October 1918.

(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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