Thursday 7 July 2011

Private Frank Austin Padbury

Born on 5 June 1878 in Gloucester, England - son of Mary Carolina Padbury, Gloucester, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.25 inches; chest of 35.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 17 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410374) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 May 1916 - [repatriated] - joined the Special Service Company in Toronto, Ontario, on 1 January 1917 (number 2751073) - [then].

(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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