Thursday, 1 March 2012

Private Clifford Edward Scott

Born in September 1896 in Prescott, Ontario - son of Mrs. Edward Scott, Prescott, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Prescott, Ontario; trade as tinsmith and plumber; single; currently a member of the 56th Regiment (two years); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Cardinal, Ontario, on 18 January 1916 (number 639419) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 8 November 1917.

(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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