Wednesday 18 July 2012

Private Arthur Paterson Strang

Born on 2 December 1898 in Falkirk, Scotland - son of Mrs. A. Strang, Fort William, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as mother; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown eyes.

Joined the Signal Training Depot, Canadian Engineers, CEF, in Fort William, Ontario, on 5 June 1917 (number 2265631) on 5 June 1917 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - transferred to the 78th Battalion, CEF, on 30 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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