Saturday, 17 March 2012

Private Duncan Seeley

Born on 14 April 1896 in Ross Township, Ontario - son of Ellen Seeley, Haleys Station, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Renfrew, Ontario; single; Methodist; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3056322) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - wounded on 2 November 1918 - invalided to England on 6 November 1918.

(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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