Wednesday 6 April 2011

Private Peter Mortenson

Born on 17 October 1896 in Polk County, Minnesota - son of Ole Mortenson, Spalding, Saskatchewan - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Spalding, Saskatchewan; single; Lutheran; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, CEF, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 21 March 1918 (number 258838) - taken on the strength of the 28th Battalion, CEF, on 6 September 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 September 1918 - wounded on 27 or 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 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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