Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Private George T. Seal

Born on 1 February 1879 in Middlesex, England - son of Sarah Seal, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 28 January 1916 (number 669372) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November 1916 - invalided sick to England on 18 March 1917 - transferred to the Artillery Pool on 11 January 1918 - later served with the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps and the Canadian Artillery.

(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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