Wednesday 31 August 2011

Private Carswell Edward Phillips

Born on 22 June 1893 in Merrickville, Ontario - husband of Adeline Gladys Phillips, Brockville, Ontario - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 16 February 1915 (number 410583) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 November 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 10 August 1918.

Died in 1957 - buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ontario.

(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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