Tuesday 4 October 2011

Company Sergeant-Major Charles John Fleming Price

Born on 14 February 1871 in Toronto, Ontario - husband of Mrs. Laura Price, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as government official; married; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 January 1915 (number 410004) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 4 September 1915 - joined the 224th Battalion, CEF, in Quebec City, Quebec, as a lieutenant and assistant adjutant on 1 April 1916 (number 297248) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in England.

(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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