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 (, 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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