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 (, 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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