Friday 13 May 2011

Private John Henry Nettleship

Born on 30 November 1876 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England - husband of Emily Ann Nettleship, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; trade as plumber; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.25 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 December 1915 (number 769194) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 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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