Friday 16 March 2012

Sergeant John Edwin Seaton

Born on 11 February 1891 in Brandon, Manitoba - son of Jane Seaton, Peachland, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Peachland, British Columbia; trade as powderman[?] (four years); single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on 13 January 1916 (number 503144) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 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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