Saturday 20 April 2013

Private Nathaniel Stier

Born on 3 July 1892 in New Hamburg, Ontario - son of Angeline Stier, New Hamburg, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Stratford, Ontario; trade as furniture hand; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 110th Battalion, CEF, in Stratford, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 727290) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 31 March 1918 - killed in action on 10 August 1918 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Stier's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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