Wednesday 30 May 2012

Lance-Corporal Andrew Sorell

Born on 2 May 1886 in Currans, Ontario - son of Joseph Sorell, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cheese maker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410562) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 9 September 1916.

(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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