Sunday, 1 April 2012

Private Gus Sheff

Born on 4 December 1881 in Bethelehem, Pennsylvania - brother of John Sheff, Cleveland, Ohio - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; trade as teamster; single; no current military service; previously served with the French Army (in Algiers, three years, c.1900-03); Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 16 August 1916 (number 261714) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - killed in action on 26 March 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.F.23), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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