Tuesday 14 February 2012

Private Roy Sandercock

Born on 29 September 1896 in Durham County, Ontario - son of Mrs. J. Sandercock, Port Hope, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lindsay, Ontario; trade as railroader; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 10 May 1916 (number 454484) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 or 11 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917 - later served with reserve units.

(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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