Tuesday 7 June 2011

Private Edgar William Nunn

Born on 1 October 1885 in St. Thomas, Ontario - husband of Jennie Nunn, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cook; married with two children (7 and 8 years old); no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 November 1915 (number 145640) - 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 to England for duty on 9 February 1919 - repatriated to Canada on 2 July 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.131)

1 comment:

Kent Nunn said...

Hi..I was surprised to see this...although this is not new to me , I'm sure my children might find it interesting...I never knew my grandfather as he passed away the year I was born in 55 but I do have pics of him in uniform..thanks

Kent Nunn