Wednesday 15 February 2012

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 (, 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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