Friday 11 February 2011

Private Stanley Barney Merrifield

Born on 26 October 1897 in County Wright [?] - son of Mrs. Mary Ann Merrifield, Beachgrove, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Beachgrove, Quebec; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fullu expanded; weight of 132 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Arnprior, Ontario, on 26 January 1916 (number 788276) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 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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