Wednesday 29 June 2011

Private Alfred Osborne

Born on 8 September 1899 (claimed 30 August 1897 at enlistment) in London, England - son of Mrs. William Wingfield, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Meaford, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light blue eyes; sandy hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Meaford, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 838647) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 9 January 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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