Thursday, 29 March 2012

Private Robert Shaw

Born on 20 June 1889 in Snowdon Township, Haliburton County, Ontario - son of John Shaw, Snowdon Township, Haliburton County, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Gelert[?], Ontario; trade as lumberman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 3 April 1916 (number 724197) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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