Wednesday 26 October 2011

Private Allan Andrew Rea

Born on 17 November 1890 in Kingston, Ontario - husband of Helen Augusta Rea, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as wife; trade as photographer; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 18 June 1917 (number 2098911) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 February 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 8 May 1919.

(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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