Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Private Jack Sinton

Born on 2 December 1897 in Montebello, Quebec - son of Mrs. Robert Sinton, St. Rose de Lima, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Montebello, Quebec; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 230th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 August 1916 (number 1012500) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 21 or 22 July 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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