Wednesday 22 February 2012

Private Stephen Saunders

Born on 18 April 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of William Saunders, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in June 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33.25 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 26th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 June 1915 (number 89775) - [then] - joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, on 10 August 1915 (number 144382) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 May 1916 - joined the Canadian Ordnance Corps, CEF, on 22 June 1918 (number 2776914) - served in Canada only.

(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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