Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Lance-Corporal Clifton Charles Shultz, MM

Born on 6 April 1894 in Godfrey, Ontario - son of Alva Shultz, Godfrey, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Godfrey, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 19 January 1918 (number 3056217) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated November 1918: "For gallantry during operation around Valenciennes from Nov. 1 to 5/18."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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