Tuesday 8 March 2011

Sergeant Robert Walter Mitchell

Born on 23 June 1893 in Omemee, Ontario - son of Robert Mitchell, Omemee, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Omemee, Ontario; trade as tinsmith; single; currently a member of the 45th Victoria Regiment; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Omemee, Ontario, on 10 February 1916 (number 724116) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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