Tuesday 27 September 2011

Lieutenant Reginald Joseph Poultney

Born on 13 April 1884 in Woodford, Essex, England - son of Edward Poultney, Ealing[?], Essex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as storekeeper clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with the Middlesex Regiment Imperial Yeomanry (ten months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 1st Field Ambulance, CEF, in Vernon, British Columbia, on 24 July 1915 (number 400061) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in France on 11 March 1917 - commissioned as a lieutenant with the 7th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 2 September 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 23 August 1918 - invalided sick to England on 22 February 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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