Sunday 11 December 2011

Private George Roberts

Born on 26 December 1896 in Liverpool, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Mary Roberts, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 2 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410869) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916 - joined the 75th Battalion, CEF, on 14 February 1917 - wounded on 9 April 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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