Thursday 28 June 2012

Private Eligah Michael Stevenson

Born on 28 February 1886 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England - son of Mary Jane Stevenson, Laith Gater, England - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; single; Baptist; trade as mechanical engineer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 15 January 1918 (number 3056150) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 27 September 1918 - invalided to England on 18 October 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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