Saturday 23 June 2012

Private Henry Steele

Born on 10 July 1893 in Belfast, Ireland - son of Catherine Wilson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; currently serving with the active militia; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 6 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 58th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 July 1915 (number 453251) - landed in France with the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 20 February 1916 - wounded on 29 October 1917 - invalided to England on 8 November 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - rejoined the 58th Battalion on 9 September 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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