Tuesday 21 February 2012

Private Fred Clayton Saunders

Born on 29 December 1896 in Kars, Ontario - son of Mrs. N.B. Saunders, Osgoode Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Osgoode Station, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 28 January 1916 (number 639460) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 4 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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