Sunday, 4 March 2012

Private Herbert John Scott

Born on 24 October 1895 in Johnstown, Ontario - son of Mrs. ? Scott, Johnstown, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Johnstown, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the St. Lawrence canal patrol (two months); Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 21 March 1916 (number 639930) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - invalided sick to England on 23 September 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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