Thursday 27 October 2011

Private Samuel Rea

Born on 26 February 1892 in Fallowfield, Ontario - son of Mrs. W. Rea, Richmond, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Richmond, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 March 1918 (number 3320877) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 June 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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