Thursday 27 October 2011

Private George Rae

Born on 22 June 1890 in Aberdeen, Scotland - husband of Margaret Rae, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as motorman; married; no current military service; previously served with the York Rangers (three months); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 February 1916 (number 775834) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 28 May or 1 June 1917 - invalided to England on 7 June 1917.

(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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