Saturday 26 May 2012

Private John Allen Snow

Born on 19 May 1883 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - husband of Mrs. J.A. Snow, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as wife; trade as assistant surveyor; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 14 January 1917 (number 513753) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 December 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 or 18 March 1918.

(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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