Wednesday 23 November 2011

Private Donald Rice

Born on 8 December 1881 in Caithness, Scotland - husband of Catherine Rice, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as gas stocker; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 19 February 1916 (number 669811) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - invalided sick to England on 17 February 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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