Saturday 14 May 2011

Private Albert Edward Neve, Jr.

Born on 1 July 1895 in Great Yarmouth, England - son of Albert Edward Neve, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 32.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; bluish grey eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 15 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410565) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918 - wounded on 7 November 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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