Friday 22 June 2012

Private Clifford Steacy

Born on 26 April 1884 in Elizabethtown, Ontario - husband of Ethel Steacy, Frankville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Frankville, Ontario; trade as farmer; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 20 February 1916 (number 639666) - taken on the strength of the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, or the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 23 December 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 13 or 14 June 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

(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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