Thursday 8 December 2011

Private Richard Linden Roane

Born on 12 November 1897 in Dallas, Texas - son of Mrs. J.H. Stafford, Stafford, Mississippi - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Detroit, Michigan; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; height of 6 feet 0 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Amherstburg, Ontario, on 2 December 1916 (number 513375) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 July 1917 - transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918 - wounded on 2 October 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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