Sunday 12 February 2012

Private Alexander William Sales

Born on 1 November 1895 in Warlingham, Surrey, England - son of Mrs. Lessie Sales, Warlingham, England - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Arnprior, Ontario; single; Church of England; trade as farm labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 4021368) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 October 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)

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