Tuesday 31 January 2012

Private Norman Rutter

Born on 8 July 1896 in Port Hope, Ontario - son of Lena Rutter, Coboconk, Ontario - brother of Private Richard Rutter, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 12 November 1915 (number 724568) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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