Tuesday 10 July 2012

Private George Stickney

Born on 16 January 1894 in Montreal, Quebec - son of Frank Stickney, New York, New York - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 51st Battalion, CEF, in Edmonton, Alberta, on 17 June 1915 (number 437449) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 October 1916 - transferred to the 12th Brigade Machine Gun Company, CMGC, CEF, on 15 December 1916 - died in England of sickness on 29 October 1917 - buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery (grave R.I.146), United Kingdom.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

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