Sunday 27 January 2013

Private Abraham Seston

Born on 20 April 1879 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England - husband of Frances Elizabeth Seston, Ireland Island, Bermuda - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as police constable; married; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (seven years) and the Army Reserve (five years); Church of England.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 16 May 1916 (number 410978) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 12 December 1916 -later served with reserve units - promoted to acting-sergeant.

Died on 1 December 1925.

(My thanks to David Seston for the photo of Pte Seston).

(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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