Sunday 28 August 2011

Private George Petrovich

Born on 15 April 1895 in Nish, Serbia - son of Peter Petrovich, Nish, Serbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Greek Protestant; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 26 January 1916 (number 775367) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 27 or 29 March 1917 - invalided to England on 23 June 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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