Friday 19 August 2011

Private Clarence Herbert Perrin

Born on 27 September 1892 in Roebuck, Ontario - son of Mrs. O'White, Prescott, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Prescott, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 20 December 1915 (number 639241) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 23 November 1917.

(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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