Friday, 27 April 2012

Sergeant Theodore Sloat

Born on 6 June 1890 in Fredericton, New Brunswick - next of kin listed as Mrs. William Sloat, Fredericton, New Brunswick - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as shoemaker; single; currently a member of the 71st Regiment (five years); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 43 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 12th Battalion, CEF, in Valcartier, Quebec, on 22 September 1914 (number 22674) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 19 October 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 8 November 1917 - later served with reserve units.

Died on 31 January 1926.

(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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