Thursday 19 April 2012

Private George Frederick Simpson

Born on 19 November 1893 in Saint John, New Brunswick - son of George Simpson, Edmonton, Alberta - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Edmonton, Alberta; trade as electrician; single; no current military service; previously served with the 18th Infantry, US Army (three years); Baptist; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; weight of 175 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark auburn hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 4 November 1916 (number 1042436) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 23 or 24 March 1918 - invalided to England on 30 March 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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