Friday 18 November 2011

Private Eric Godfrey Reynolds

Born on 6 August 1897 in Port Hope, Ontario - son of Henry Reynolds, Port Hope, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Port Hope, Ontario; trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with cadets (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 136th Battalion, CEF, in Port Hope, Ontario, on 17 February 1916 (number 805357) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 June 1917 - invalided sick to England on 30 April 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)

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