Friday 27 January 2012

Private Edward Russell

Born on 15 May 1897 in Wishart, Scotland - son of Mrs. Mary Russell, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 29 December 1915 (number 633032) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 28 January 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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