Sunday 29 January 2012

Private George Allen Rutherford

Born on 11 October 1881 in Almonte, Ontario - husband of Mrs. G.A. Rutherford, Carlisle, [?] - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; married; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment (three years); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 January 1915 (number 410311) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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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