Friday, 6 April 2012

Private James Sherman

Born on 25 April 1887 in Eganville, Ontario - husband of Lilly Sherman, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as teamster; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 December 1916 (number 2003593) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 November 1917 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 28 November 1917 - promoted to lance-corporal.

(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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