Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Private George Clifford Shaver

Born on 4 January 1899 in Roxborough Township, Ontario - son of Mrs. Susan Shaver, Avonmore, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Avonmore, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 32 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Avonmore, England, on 19 April 1916 (number 634103) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 13 August 1918.

(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)

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