Saturday 15 October 2011

Private Edwin Pulford, MM

Born on 22 January 1897 in Manchester, England - brother of Joseph Pulford, Manchester, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 59th Regiment canal patrol; previously served with the 59th Regiment (four months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34.75 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 21 December 1915 (number 633150) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Died in 1969 - buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cardinal, Ontario.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 15 August 1918: "For devotion to duty on Aug. 11th 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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