Friday 29 June 2012

Private George Edward Stephenson

Born on 18 December 1892 in London, England - son of Mrs. Emma Stephenson, Hamilton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with the 38th Dufferin Rifles of Canada (one year); Methodist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 125th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 23 October 1915 (number 772202) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - struck off strength to England for duty on 17 January 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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