Sunday 3 July 2011

Private Herbert Daniel Ostler

Born on 17 July 1896 in Norfolk, England - son of Carolin Ostler, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as shoe operator; single; no current military service; previously served with the 9th Mississauga Horse (three months as a private); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 March 1916 (number 670028) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - invalided sick to England on 8 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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