Monday 18 June 2012

Private Edward Givens Stapley

Born on 3 September 1896 in Belleville, Ontario - son of Richard Stapley, Station Post Office, Belleville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Belleville, Ontario; trade as railway brakeman; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; auburn complexion; blue eyes; red hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 4 July 1917 (number 2584305) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - invalided to England on 21 August 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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