Sunday 4 December 2011

Private Eward Ring

Born on 11 September 1893 in White Lake, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Ring, White Lake, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 20 February 1915 (number 410832) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 16 February 1916.

(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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