Saturday 4 June 2011

Private Gilbert Lorne Northey

Born on 25 April 1889 in Deer Bay, Ontario - son of Thomas Northey, Haultain, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Haultain, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 11 January 1918 (number 3055987) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 1 October 1918 - invalided to England on 4 October 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)

No comments: