Thursday 31 May 2012

Private James Robert Soundy

Born on 23 January 1878 in Lambeth, London, England - husband of Elizabeth Soundy, McAlpine, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in McAlpine, Ontario; trade as fireman; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; medium dark complexion; brownish eyes; black hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, on 17 February 1916 (number 633485) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 7 September 1917.

(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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