Thursday 23 February 2012

Private Cecil George Savage

Born on 9 September 1897 in Toronto, Ontario - brother of Arthur Savage, Meaford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 22 December 1915 (number 725052) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 7 November 1917.

(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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