Friday 29 June 2012

Private Gregg Stapledon

Born on 2 June 1896 in Richmond, Ontario - son of Thomas Stapledon, Richmond, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Richmond, Ontario; trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 135 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 20 January 1917 (number 1042842) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 2 October 1918 - invalided to England on 5 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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