Sunday 1 July 2012

Private John Stevenson

Born on 28 September 1891 in Belfast, Ireland - husband of Annie Stevenson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; trade as plumber; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 November 1915 (number 510571) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 July 1917 - invalided sick to England on 8 March 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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