Saturday 2 July 2011

Private Alfred George Osgood

Born on 6 October 1893 in London, England - son of Mrs. Emma Osfood, Redcliffe, Alberta - brother of Private Thomas Reuben Osgood, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 March 1915 (number 410575) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 1 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 14 December 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 31 December 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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