Saturday 16 June 2012

Private Ernest Herbert Stanford

Born on 29 October 1877 in Markbeech, Kent, England - husband of Ada Stanford, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as carpenter; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 669398) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded at duty on 2 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 3 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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