Saturday 9 July 2011

Private Charles Douglas Palmer

Born on 3 December 1894 in Argyle, Ontario - son of William Henry Palmer, Oshawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Peterborough, Ontario; single; Baptist; trade as barber; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 8 January 1918 (number 3055641) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - wounded at duty on 27 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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