Friday 15 June 2012

Private Robert Spurdon

Born on 28 November 1894 in Seamore, Hastings County, Ontario - friend of William Nelson, Ayton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Owen Sound, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 248th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 19 February 1917 (number 1066204) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 9 November 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - wounded on 27 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 December 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, 248th Battalion, CEF)

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