Saturday, 24 March 2012

Private Omagh Shaker

Born on 1 January 1883 in Bombay, India - friend of J. Oldham, Renfrew, Ontario (listed as next of kin) - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in London House, Montreal, Quebec; trade as cook; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; redskin complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 22 December 1916 (number 1042610) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - invalided sick to England on 16 July 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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