Sunday 15 July 2012

Private James Stoneham

Born on 23 February 1874 in London, England - brother of Miss Suzanne Stoneham, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Montreal, Quebec; trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; weight of 137 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 26 January 1917 (number 1042909) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 26 April 1918 - transferred to the 76th Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 3 May 1918 - transferred to Canadian Forestry Corps Headquarters, CEF, on 30 October 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, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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