Saturday 27 August 2011

Private Robert George Petrie

Born on 20 May 1877 in Port Hope, Ontario - husband of Mrs. B. Petrie, Belleville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cook; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 13 July 1915 (number 454936) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 18 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 March 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 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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