Tuesday 13 November 2012

Private Rudolph Nordin

Born on 9 April 1891 in Leonard, North Dakota - brother of Arthur Nordin, Success, Saskatchewan - present address in Success, Saskatchewan; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; height of 6 feet 1 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on 19 April 1916 (number 261237) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 April 1917 - killed in action on 27 June 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Nordin's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this- he was my great-great-uncle! I have a nice picture of him and a medal he was awarded posthumously. It was a really pleasant surprise to run across his name and see him memorialized through your research. Keep up the good work and thanks (I'm sure) from many.