Sunday 30 October 2011

Private James Arthur Ranger

Born on 15 November 1892 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Mrs. Kate Ranger, Brockville, Ontario, and John Ranger, Syracuse, New York - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 6 feet 0.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 21 January 1915 (number 410598) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918 - wounded on 2 October 1918.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches.

(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)

No comments: