Monday 25 July 2011

Private Delber Paterson

Born on 25 December 1892 in Martintown, Ontario - brother of Lizzie Paterson, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, on 5 August 1915 (number 144997) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 October 1916 - wounded on 17 March 1918 - invalided to England on 5 or 6 April 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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