Sunday 8 January 2012

Private James Johnstone Rose

Born on 17 February 1888 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - son of Rev. John Rose, Crossboat, Stornoway, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 65th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 16 November 1915 (number 472627) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 29 November 1916 - invalided to England on 28 January 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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