Thursday 12 May 2011

Private Ivor Frederick Nelson

Born on 2 January 1884 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mary L. Nelson, Providence, Rhode Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Chicago, Illinois; trade as chef; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 12 December 1917 (number 3106085) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 May 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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