Saturday, 31 March 2012

Private John Shearon

Born on 22 August 1891 in Liverpool, England - son of Mary Shearon, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 0 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 27 December 1915 (mumber 639244) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 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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