Monday, 12 March 2012

Captain James Seager

Born on 13 December 1868 in Ottawa, Ontario - brother of Miss Annie Seager, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as physician; widower; currently a member of the Army Service Corps (four years); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; grey hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, as battalion medical officer in Prospect, Bermuda, on 10 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, on 3 or 4 March 1917 - later promoted to major.

(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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