Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Private Clifford Shaver

Born on 30 June 1896 in South Mountain, Ontario - son of William A. and Jessie Shaver, South Mountain, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in South Mountain, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in South Mountain, Ontario, on 1 February 1916 (number 633382) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

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