Monday 13 February 2012

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 (, 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,

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