Saturday 5 February 2011

Private John Edward Mellor

Born on 14 August 1885 in Lancashire, England - husband of Ethel Mellor, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the ????? in Toronto, Ontario, on 4 September 1915 (number 138500) - [then?] - joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 31 January 1916 (number 669742) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - invalided sick to England on 13 February 1917.

(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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