Sunday, 8 April 2012

Private Norman Staunton Shields

Born on 21 October 1882 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Catherine Shields, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as tinsmith; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 18 January 1916 (669380) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 26 or 27 June 1917 - invalided to England on 30 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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