Monday 28 May 2012

Private Robert Pettigrew Somerville

Born on 31 January 1877 in Owen Sound, Ontario - husband of Evelyn Somerville, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as salesman; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 6 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 204th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 March 1916 (number 237253) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 13 September 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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