Wednesday 7 September 2011

Private Bertie Charles Pitcher

Born on 5 January 1897 in England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Eliza Pitcher, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as gas inspector; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 January 1915 (number 410015) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 7 June 1916 - wounded on 31 August 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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