Tuesday 24 July 2012

Private James William Alexander Stuart

Born on 17 January 1888 in Osgoode, Ontario - son of Colin Stuart, Osgoode Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer and cook; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410200) - 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 23 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 October 1916 - wounded on 29 October 1918 - invalided to England on 4 November 1918.

Died on 16 May 1971 in Ottawa, Ontario.

(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)

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