Thursday 21 June 2012

Lieutenant Basil Stanley Stayner

Born on 4 September 1894 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Jessie M. Stayner, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as student; Church of England; currently a member of the 41st Brockville Rifles; previously served with the cadets.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant in Brockville, Ontario, on 4 March 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 April 1918 - wounded on 10 or 11 August 1918 - invalided sick to England on 4 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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