Wednesday 29 February 2012

Private Charles Scott

Born on 22 October 1893 or 1896 in Glasgow, Scotland - related to George Scott, Glasgow, Scotland - friend of Thomas Smirl[?], Mountain, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 56th Regiment (three months); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 August 1915 (number 145075) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 May 1916 - joined the Reinforcing Draft, 2nd Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 17 January 1917 (number 2043012) - taken on the strength of the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 5 June 1917 - wounded on 27 or 29 July 1918.

(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)

Private Alvin John Scott

Born on 29 December 1892 in Melville Cross, Canada - son of Charles Scott, Vacton[?], Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as telegraph operator; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the Divisional Signal Company, CEF, in Orangeville, Ontario, on 13 December 1915 (number 663210) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 4 November 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 November 1918 - 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)

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Private Russell George Scobie

Born on 24 September 1896 in Kars, Ontario - son of Cyrus and Annie Scobie, Kars, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; weight of 138 pounds; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (number 410614) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 27 November 1916.

(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)

Private Herbert Wellington Scharf

Born on 26 July 1879 in Osgoode, Ontario - husband of Sarah Scharf, Eastview, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in August 1915: trade as laborer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 February 1915 (number 410419) - [then] - joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 August 1915 (number 144353) - rejoined the 38th Battalion in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 22 January 1916 - landed in France with the 73rd Battalion, CEF, on 12 August 1916 - transferred to the 13th Battalion, CEF, on 19 April 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 4 January 1918.

(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)

Monday 27 February 2012

Private Charles Lester Scannell

Born on 5 November 1897 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Alexander Scannell, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as clerk; single; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (one year); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 April 1916 (number 246123) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 November 1917 - wounded on 28 May 1918 - invalided to England on 2 June 1918.

(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)

Private Byron Anderson Scanlon

Born on 13 September 1898 in Brantford, Ontario - son of Mrs. Frank Scanlon, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as driver; single; no current military service; previously served with the cadets (four years); Baptist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 125th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 17 December 1915 (number 772443) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - wounded on 29 or 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 October 1918.

(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)

Sunday 26 February 2012

Lance-Sergeant Harold Leslie Sawyer, MM

Born on 14 December 1896 in Lyons, Elgin County, Ontario - son of George Sawyer, Springhills, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario; trade as cheese maker; single; currently a member of the 39th Battery (Aylmer, Ontario, two years); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 7 December 1915 (number 189605) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 6 July 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal - no formal citation - unit recommendation date 17 April 1917: "For gallant conduct in tending wounded under shell fire during operations Apr. 9/17."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Private Alfred Henry Sawyer

Born on 25 February 1895 in Canterbury, Kent, England - son of Charles W. and Annie Sawyer, Ashford, Kent, England - brother of Mrs. K. Fuller, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as riveter; single; currently a member of the 14th Regiment Princess of Wales' Own Rifles guard (fourteen months); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 11 November 1915 (number 724506) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - buried in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery (grave F.17), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Saturday 25 February 2012

Private Norman Saville

Born on 20 October 1895 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England - son of Lily Saville, Oakwood, Victoria County, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Oakwood, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 45th Victoria Regiment (one year); Methodist; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 10 March 1916 (number 724108) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1915 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917.

(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)

Private Aleksandre Savchuk

Born in 1897 in Russia - son of Grigory Savchuk, Rodolsk, Russia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 December 1915 (number 775375) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 13 April 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF.

Awarded the Cross of St. George, 4th Class (Russia) - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (award announced 14 January 1918): "For distinguished services rendered."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Friday 24 February 2012

Lance-Corporal James Savard

Born on 25 December 1889 in Montreal, Quebec - son of David Savard, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1917: present address same as father; single; Roman Catholic; trade as butcher; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair; "flat feet".

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 27 November 1917 (number 4020030) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 3 May 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)

Private George Robert Savage

Born on 9 July 1875 in London, England - son of George Savage, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 3 February 1916 (number 725213) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off strength to the Canadian Infantry Base Depot, CEF, on 20 April 1918.

(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)

Thursday 23 February 2012

Private Cecil George Savage

Born on 9 September 1897 in Toronto, Ontario - brother of Arthur Savage, Meaford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 22 December 1915 (number 725052) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 7 November 1917.

(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)

Private James Sauve

Born in November 1895 in Pentangeslue[?], Ontario - son of Joseph Sauve, North Bay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 23 July 1915 (number 144070) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916 - joined the 44th Battalion, CEF, on 5 October 1916.

(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)

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Private Frederic Benjamin Sauve

Born on 18 June 1893 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. S. Sauve, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as mother; single; Roman Catholic; trade as labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 April 1918 (number 4025157) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - 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)

Private Stephen Saunders

Born on 18 April 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of William Saunders, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in June 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33.25 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 26th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 June 1915 (number 89775) - [then] - joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, on 10 August 1915 (number 144382) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 May 1916 - joined the Canadian Ordnance Corps, CEF, on 22 June 1918 (number 2776914) - served in Canada only.

(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)

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Private Fred Clayton Saunders

Born on 29 December 1896 in Kars, Ontario - son of Mrs. N.B. Saunders, Osgoode Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Osgoode Station, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 28 January 1916 (number 639460) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 4 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 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)

Private Hermas Saumur

Born on 16 February 1896 in Hull, Quebec - son of Mr. L.J. Saumur, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as father; single; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3056316) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

(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)

Monday 20 February 2012

Private Victor Saucier

Born on 1 May 1897 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Joseph Saucier, Martintown, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Martintown, Ontario; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 21 October 1915 (number 633196) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 14 December 1917 - wounded at duty on 24 March 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 3 October 1918.

(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)

Private Ephraim Saucier

Born on 12 July 1896 in St. Raphels, Ontario - son of Joseph Saucier, Martintown, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details); previously served in camp with the Army Medical Corps and the 59th Regiment (two weeks); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 9 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 June 1915 (number410879) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off strength to the 163rd Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 25 May 1916.

(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)

Sunday 19 February 2012

Private Fred Saucie

Born on 14 December 1898 in Mattawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Hanna Saucie, Calvin, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address at McCools Camp, Eau Claire, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 April 1918 (number 3321155) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - 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)

Private Louis Sasseville

Born on 13 October 1884 in Lake St. John, Quebec - husband of Jose Sasseville, North Bay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in North Bay, Ontario; trade as labourer; married; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in North Bay, Ontario, on 11 February 1916 (number 648793) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 10 November 1917.

(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)

Saturday 18 February 2012

Sergeant Frederick Thomas Sargeant

Born on 11 February 1893 in Wimbledon, England - son of Major William Sargeant, Woodford, Essex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as salesman; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410878) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to England for duty on 24 April 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)

Private Harry Sannady

Born on 18 February 1891 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Carrie Sannady, St. Georges, Bermuda - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as blacksmith; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 April 1915 (number 410397) - served with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 8 December 1916.

(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)

Friday 17 February 2012

Corporal Richard Sandiford

Born on 15 October 1895 in Manchester, England - son of William Sandiford, Brownton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; currently a member of the 59th Regiment (one year with C Company); no previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 26 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410612) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 23 February 1918 - later served with reserve units - promoted to Acting-Lance-Sergeant.

(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)

Thursday 16 February 2012

Private John Edwin Sandford

Born on 26 November 1872 in Torquay, England - husband of Esther Sandford, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as grocery clerk; married; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 9 February 1916 (number 725234) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off strength to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 5 March 1918 - later promoted to Acting-Corporal.

(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)

Corporal William Bell Sanderson

Born on 21 August 1886 in London, England - husband of Mrs. Jenny Sanderson, Peachland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address Peachland, British Columbia; trade as engineer's fitter; married; no current military service; previously served with the Cumberland Yeomanry in England (three years); Presbyterian; height of 6 feet 0 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 April 1916 (number 246103) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - wounded on 31 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 March 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 October 1918.

(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)

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Private John Sanderson

Born on 21 August 1878 in Lancashire, England - husband of Ada Mary Sanderson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as butcher; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 204th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 19 May 1916 (number 237862) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - invalided sick to England on 24 September 1918.

(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)

Corporal Clarence Earle Sanderson

Born on 12 July 1896 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - next of kin listed as Thomas Sanderson, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 5 April 1915 (number 411112) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 16 or 17 July 1916.

(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)

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Private Harold Sanders

Born on 9 December 1887 in Ottawa, Ontario - name also listed as Patrick Nolan - brother of Frank Nolan, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Rochester, New York; trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.25 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 213th Battalion, CEF, in St. Catharines, Ontario, on 25 November 1916 (number 264768) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 February 1918 - wounded on 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 1 October 1918.

(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)

Private Roy Sandercock

Born on 29 September 1896 in Durham County, Ontario - son of Mrs. J. Sandercock, Port Hope, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lindsay, Ontario; trade as railroader; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 10 May 1916 (number 454484) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 or 11 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917 - later served with reserve units.

(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)

Monday 13 February 2012

Private Lloyd Arthur Beecroft

Born on 14 June 1896 in Walsingham Centre, Ontario - son of Mrs. Sarah Beecroft, Vienna, Ontario - attestation form notes present address in Vienna, Ontario, trade as carpenter, single, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 36 inches, dark complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, Baptist.

Joined the 91st Canadian Infantry Battalion in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 3 February 1916 (number 189955) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 21 April 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Beecroft).

(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)

Private Alexander Mutch

Born on 12 January 1891 in London, Ontario - son of Sarah Mutch, St. Thomas, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as baker; single; no current military service; previously served with the Army Service Corps (as a baker, three years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 13 August 1915 (number 401449) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 30 June 1917 - invalided to England on 19 July 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Mutch).

(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)

Corporal Samuel Henry Sambridge

Born on 24 November 1890 in Barking, Essex, England - husband of Grace E. Sambridge, Toronto, Ontario - son of Samuel and Alice Sambridge, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as slate roofer; married; currently a member of the 10th Royal Grenadiers (two and a half years); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 35th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 12 April 1915 (number 404961) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - died on 11 August 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Mezieres Communal Cemetery Extension (grave A.8), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Private Albert Sam

Born on 26 December 1896 in Brooklyn, New York - son of Sam Mansourian, Boston, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pawtucket, Rhode Island; trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Syrian[?] (religious denomination); height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; brown complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on 19 August 1916 (number 1033273) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 April 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 28 May 1917.

(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)

Sunday 12 February 2012

Major George Henry Saltmarsh

Born on 24 May 1887 in Dresden, Staff, England - husband of Ethel Florence Saltmarsh, Winnipeg, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as sales manager; married; current service (believe with the 106th Winnipeg Light Infantry); previously served with the Imperial Forces (seven years); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 10th Battalion, CEF, in Valcartier, Quebec, on 22 September 1914 - transferred to the 45th Battalion, CEF, on 18 February 1915 - transferred to the 101st Battalion, CEF, as a Major in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 1 December 1915 - taken on the strength of the 73rd Battalion, CEF, on 27 January 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 April 1917 - invalided sick to England on 16 November 1917.

(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)

Private Alexander William Sales

Born on 1 November 1895 in Warlingham, Surrey, England - son of Mrs. Lessie Sales, Warlingham, England - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Arnprior, Ontario; single; Church of England; trade as farm labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 4021368) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 October 1918 - 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)

Saturday 11 February 2012

Private James Peter St. Thomas

Born on 3 December 1893 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Mrs. Joanna St. Thomas, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bookkeeper and stenographer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 20 February 1915 (number 410633) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 29 March 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917 - later served with reserve units and the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

(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)

Private Zepheren St. Onge

Born on 6 November 1894 in Valleyfield, Quebec - husband of Mrs. Z. St. Onge, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Valleyfield, Quebec; married; Roman Catholic; trade as motorman on street car; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 January 1918 (number 3320226) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - 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)

Friday 10 February 2012

Private Hector St. George

Born on 5 September 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - nephew of Mrs. F. Burns, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as aunt; trade as civil servant; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 32 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, on 10 January 1916 (number 344958) - [then?] - joined the 74th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 February 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - invalided sick to England on 30 April 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)

Private Charles Ernest St. George

Born on 11 June 1894 in Westnorwood, Surrey, England - son of Sergeant Charles Albert St. George, 3rd Battalion, West Riding Regiment, England - friend of Miss Marjorie Saunders, Smith Falls, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stationary fireman; single; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment's guard at Petawawa (five months); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 1 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410412) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 12 August 1917 - invalided to England on 16 August 1917 - later served with reserve units.

(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)

Private Edward William Frank Baker

Born on 13 August 1893 in Kilarney, Ireland - next of kin lists as Amos Auger, guardian, Amherstburg, Ontario - attestation form notes present address in Aylwer West, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current military service, formerly served one year with 30th Battery, CFA, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 35.5 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, Methodist.

Joined the 91st Canadian Infantry Battalion on 7 November 1915 (number 189322) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 20 or 21 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 2 October 1916.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Baker seated next to an unnamed soldier).

(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)

Lieutenant Edward Howe

Born on 30 May 1894 in Cromarty, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. Alice Howe, Cromarty, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as telegraph operator, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8.25 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 189851) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 14 October 1917 - sent to England for the Officers' Training Course on 12 January 1918 - transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant on 28 April 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 June 1918 - wounded on 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 21 September 1918.

Recommended for an unnamed decoration, likely a Military Medal, but no award - unit recommendation dated 1 March 1917: "For conspicuous work during the raid carried out by this Battn on the enemy trenches Feb 22/17."

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Lieut. Howe).

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117)

Private Frederick Charles Gardner

Born on 30 April 1897 in Brentford, Middlesex, England - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner, Dexter, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Dexter, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 3.5 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 11 December 1915 (number 189611) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 22 September 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 29 September or 2 October 1918 - invalided to England on 6 October 1918.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Gardner).

(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)

Private Frederick Prince Bower

Born on 28 November 1876 in Blackfuacs, London, England - husband of Alice Bower, St. Thomas, Ontario - 1916 attestation form provides the following: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario, trade as cook, married with three children, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 3 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 91st Canadian Infantry Battalion in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 6 March 1916 (number 190058) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 20 or 21 August 1916 - attached to the Canadian Corps Comp.[?] Company on 27 August 1916 - transferred to the 7th Army Employment Company on 22 August 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Bower).

(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)

Private Gilbert Chute

Born on 15 October 1891 in Mt. Salem, Ontario - son of Kathleen Chute, Aylmer, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Aylmer, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current military service, previously served one year with the 39th Regiment, Baptist, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 24 November 1915 (number 189465) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 21 or 22 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 March 1917 - wounded on 9 or 13 April 1917 - invalided to England on 13 April 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Chute).

(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)

Thursday 9 February 2012

Private Romeo St. Denis

Born on 21 November 1887 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Marie Anne St. Denis, Hull, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as electrician; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 October 1915 (number 219928) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 18 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 20 November 1916 - invalided to England on 5 December 1916.

(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)

Private Léopold St. Denis

Born on 26 September 1889 in Napierville, Quebec - son of Mrs. Julien St. Denis, St. Jean, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Montreal, Quebec; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 140 pounds; clear complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 9 January 1917 (number 1042780) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - killed in action on 26 April 1918 - buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery (grave VI.C.5), France.

(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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Private Joseph St. Denis

Born on 6 June 1897 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. D. St. Denis, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as mother; single; Roman Catholic; trade as labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 March 1918 (number 3320724) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - wounded on 2 or 4 November 1918 - invalided to England on 9 November 1918.

(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)

Private Joseph St. Denis

Born on 30 April 1895 in Fort Coulonge, Quebec - son of Theodule St. Denis, Fort Coulonge, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Renfrew, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as machinist; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; weight of 135 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320220) - embarked on HMS Lapland in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for overseas on 12 February 1918 - disembarked in England on 24 February 1918 - taken on the strength of the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford on 25 February 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Seaford on 10 June 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.9), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Private Wilfred St. Amand

Born on 1 January 1896 in Pembroke, Ontario - son of Mrs. Armeline St. Amand, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pembroke, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 42nd Regiment and the Home Guard (17 months); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35.75 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 29 July 1916 (number 1042056) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 May 1918 - wounded on 7 or 9 September 1918.

(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; 240th Battalion, CEF, Sailing List)

Private Telesphore St. Amand

Born on 26 October 1892 in Moose Creek, Ontario - son of Mrs. E. St. Amand, Hawkesbury, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1915 (number 410405) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 11 February 1916 - wounded on 7 October 1916.

(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)

Monday 6 February 2012

Private Laurius St. Amand

Born on 8 April 1891 in Hull, Quebec - son of Adolphe St. Amand, Pointe Gatineau, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Pointe Gatineau, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as ironworker; no current military service; previously served with the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (two years); height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; black eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 January 1918 (number 3320009) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 21 September 1918.

(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)

Private Raoul Saguin

Born on 20 April 1892 in Regault, Quebec - brother of Miss Maggie Saguin, Brownsby, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Brownsby, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as lumberjack; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 February 1918 (number 4025053) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - 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)

Private James Peterkin

Born on 13 July 1883 in Greenock, Scotland - son of James Peterkin, Greenock, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3.25 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 12 February 1916 (number 190063) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 3 December 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1917 - wounded on 12 August 1918 - invalided to England on 14 August 1918.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Peterkin).

(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)

Private Linus Cuthbert Garnham

Born on 1 February 1895 in Straffordville, Ontario - son of W.F. Garnham, Lambton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father, trade as fireman, single, no current or previous military service, Baptist, height of 5 feet 5.25 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 17 February 1916 (number 189989) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 13 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 15 November 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 8 January 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Garnham).

(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)

Sunday 5 February 2012

Corporal James Robert Sager

Born on 1 June 1889 in Deseronto, Ontario - husband of Lena Beatrice Sager, Midland, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as box-maker; married with no children; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 9 January 1915 (number 410611) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 22 or 23 February 1917 - invalided to England on 3 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 July 1917 - wounded on 12 September 1917 - invalided to England on 19 September 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 30 October 1918.

(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)

Sergeant John Sage, DCM

Born on 1 September 1887 in Wright County, Quebec - next of kin listed as Mrs. Delia Sage, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as steam hammer operator; married; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (one year); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 July 1915 (number 410396) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 January 1917 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 September 1917 - wounded on 3 May 1918 - invalided to England on 11 May 1918 - later served with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal - official citation: "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and initiative during an attack against an enemy strong point, materially assisting in the capture of the position, three machine guns and fifty prisoners." - unit recommendation dated 21 November 1916: "In attack on Desire Trench Nov. 18/16, they did valuable work in attacking with Capt. MacDowell a M.G. Post and capturing the crew."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Private Lawrence Gordon Donald

Born on 30 December 1898 in Sarnia, Ontario - son of Mrs. E. Donald, St. Thomas, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, grey eyes, black hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 3 February 1916 (number 189943) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 6 or 12 March 1917 - invalided to England on 7 June 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for the image of Pte. Donald).

(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)

Private Reginald Frederick Mayne

Born on 21 September 1890 in Newton Abbott, Devonshire, England - son of Mary Ann Mayne, Newton Abbott, Devonshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the 25th Regiment in St. Thomas (2.5 years); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 26 February 1916 (number 190014) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 January 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 18 April 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Fuller).

(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)

Private Thomas William Fuller

Born on 17 October 1898 in London, England - son of Mrs. Lottie Fuller, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Springfield, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 8.75 inches, chest of 34.75 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 3 April 1916 (number 190205) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 13 January 1917 - invalided to England on 6 February 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Fuller).

(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)

Private Walter Earl Marlatt

Born on 31 August 1896 in Bayham Township, Elgin County, Ontario - son of Tillman Marlatt, Vienna, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Vienna, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current military service; previously served in the 39th Norfolk Regiment (one year); Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 26 January 1916 (number 189920) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - died on 3 November 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension (grave I.Q.39), France.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for the image of Pte. Marlatt).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Private William Kublick

Born on 18 November 1897 in Keyaw, Russia - son of Mrs. Anna Kublick, Warsaw, Poland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Ostrander, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 14 December 1915 (number 189661) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 3 December 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 May 1917 - wounded on 10 August 1917 - invalided to England on 17 August 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for the image of Pte. Kublick).

(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)

Saturday 4 February 2012

Private Alfred Rymill

Born on 14 February 1892 in Oxfordshire, England - next of kin listed as Annie E. Rymill, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as conductor "SR"; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 204th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 19 April 1916 (number 237596) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.14), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Lance-Corporal Joseph Patrick Ryan

Born on 7 May 1897 in Aldershot, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. G. Whitson, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 31 May 1915 (number 410877) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 March 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 April 1918 - wounded on 27 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 November 1918 - 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)

Friday 3 February 2012

Private John Patrick Ryan

Born on 1 May 1897 in New York - god-son of John Frank Dunlon[?], Norfolk, New York - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Morrisburg, Ontario, on 14 September 1915 (number 145222) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 1 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 March 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)

Private James Patrick Ryan

Born on 18 January 1896 in Aldershot, England - brother of Mrs. G. Whitson, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 31 May 1915 (number 410876) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 14 December 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 March 1918 - transferred to the 4th Division Employment Company, CEF, on 5 May 1918.

(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)

Thursday 2 February 2012

Private Daniel Joseph Ryan

Born on 31 March 1892 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Michael M. Ryan, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; light brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 11 January 1915 (number 410609) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 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)

Private Bernard Bentley Ryan

Born on 27 January 1893 in Wales, Ontario - husband of Gildie[?] Ryan, Morrisburg, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Morrisburg, Ontario; trade as brakeman; married; no current military service; previously served with the 59th Regiment; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown eyes.

Joined the Depot Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Morrisburg, Ontario, on 1 May 1916 (number 226740) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - 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)

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Private Thomas George Rutter

Born on 2 May 1898 in Bankway[?], Ontario - son of Thomas Rutter, Coboconk, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Coboconk, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 252nd Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 4 January 1916 (number 725110) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 8 August 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 October 1918 - 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; Sailing List, 252nd Battalion, CEF)

Private Richard Rutter

Born on 1 May 1893 in Lewisham, Ontario - son of Lena Rutter, Coboconk, Ontario - brother of Private Norman Rutter, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 12 November 1915 (number 724569) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 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)