Saturday 17 December 2011

Private John Robertson

Born on 21 July 1892 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of John Robertson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as "confection"; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, as a drummer in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 April 1916 (number 246097) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 February 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 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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