Thursday, 26 April 2012

Private George Edward Slattery

Born on 8 July 1898 in Prescott, Ontario - son of Mrs. Margaret Slattery, Prescott, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Prescott, Ontario; trade as casket trimmer; single; no current military service; previously served with one militia camp of the 56th Regiment; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 27 March 1916 (number 640001) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 October 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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