Tuesday 28 February 2012

Private Herbert Wellington Scharf

Born on 26 July 1879 in Osgoode, Ontario - husband of Sarah Scharf, Eastview, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in August 1915: trade as laborer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 February 1915 (number 410419) - [then] - joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 August 1915 (number 144353) - rejoined the 38th Battalion in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 22 January 1916 - landed in France with the 73rd Battalion, CEF, on 12 August 1916 - transferred to the 13th Battalion, CEF, on 19 April 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 4 January 1918.

(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)


Nelson said...

This was my grandfather. I am Nelson Herbert Scharf of Roseville Michigan USA, the son of Wesley Leonard Scharf, he had(1)brother Nelson E. Scharf of Ottawa Ontario Canada. My father moved to Detroit where he met my mother, Dorothy Janet Sutherland. They had(3)children, Shirley, Constance and Nelson...aka "Little Herbie"

Brian Scharf said...

My Great Uncle , His brother Asa C Scharf ,was my Great Grandfather who also served along with their Brother Eanous Scharf

Brian Scharf said...

Herbert was my Great Grandfather Asa Scharf,s brother ,they all severved in ww1 including their brother Eanous Scharf ....Brian Scharf