Friday 16 September 2011

Private Sherman Polmateer

Born on 30 April 1897 in Hastings County, Ontario - son of William Polmateer, Steenburg, Ontario - brother of Private Melvin Everett Polmateer, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Ormsby, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 3055287) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 3 October 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)

1 comment:

Christopher Fraser said...

This is my grandfather and Everett was my great uncle. I have a picture of my grandfather's gravestone if you would like it for your blog. Thank you for your hard work on behalf of these brave men.