Thursday 22 September 2011

Private Elgin Charles Post

Born on 2 March 1894 in Chandos, [???] - son of Andrew and Florence Post, Glen Alda, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Glen Alda, Ontario; trade as chef; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; pale complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Coe Hill, Ontario, on 11 January 1916 (number 636310) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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