Thursday 14 June 2012

Private James Sprott

Born on 12 June 1900 (gave 1896 on enlistment form) in Maxville, Glengarry County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Isabella Sprott, Maxville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military sevice; previously served with the "volunteers" (June 1914); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410627) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 April 1917 - struck off strength to England as a "minor" on 28 December 1917.

(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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