Wednesday 8 June 2011

Private George Harold Nurse

Born on 1 May 1898 in Peterborough County, Ontario - son of Richard Nurse, Omemee, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Omemee, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 1 May 1916 (number 724279) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - invalided sick to England on 19 May 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 July 1918 - wounded on 4 November 1918 - invalided to England on 30 November 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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