Monday 2 May 2011

Private Arthur Cecil Musselwhite

Born on 21 August 1896 in Dorset, Cheshire, England - brother of Mrs. Louie Roots, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 5 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410826) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 12 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - invalided sick to England on 1 May 1919.

(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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