Saturday 4 February 2012

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 (, 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)

1 comment:

Jo Street (nee Ryan) said...

Thank you for information on my father Joseph Patrick Ryan and his brother James Patrick Ryan. Have been looking for some time. Joseph died in 1981.