Friday, 27 April 2012

Private Richard Sloggett

Born on 2 July 1889 in St. Sustell, Cornwall, England - son of William Sloggett, St. Sustell, Cornwall, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Montreal, Quebec; trade as motorman; single; no current military service; previously served with the 5th Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (two years); Baptist; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 140 pounds; clear complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 15 December 1916 (number 1042568) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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