Sunday, 11 March 2012

Private Ernest Richard Scrivens

Born on 11 September 1898 in Worcester, England - brother of Eve Clewer, Worcester, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Scarboro Junction, Ontario; trade as farm hand; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined No.2 Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 10 January 1917 (number 513619) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 October 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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