Friday, 16 March 2012

Private Frank Seaton

Born on 26 June 1896 in London, England - son of Frank Seaton, Thorstonheath, Surrey, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as millhand; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 27 August 1915 (number 219218) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 11 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 13 August 1916.

(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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