Friday 13 January 2012

Private Loyde Ross

Born on 26 February 1898 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Margaret Ross, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as drug clerk; single; currently a member of the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards (one year); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 7 June 1916 (number 246450) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 6 November 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF.

(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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