Sunday 29 January 2012

Private Albert Page

Born on 23 December 1895 in Sussex, England - son of William John Page, Sussex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Dutton, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 29 November 1915 (number 189530) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - attached to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 20 February 1917 - struck off strength to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery on 1 October 1917 - wounded on 30 September 1918.

(Thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for the image of Pte Page).

(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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