Tuesday 3 May 2011

Private James Andrew Mutter

Born on 23 March 1876 in Chatham, England - husband of Laura Mutter, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as labourer; married with two children (12 and 14 years); currently a member of the 43rd Regiment, Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (six months); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 January 1916 (number 145760) - departed for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.127)

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