Saturday 14 January 2012

Private Lee Rossell

Born on 1 December 1890 in Vancouver, British Columbia (Kansas City, Missouri, crossed out) - friend of Joseph E. Johnson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: trade as automobile mechanic; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 December 1917 (number 3106222) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 10 May 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - wounded on 27 September 1918 - invalided to England on 1 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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