Tuesday 24 July 2012

Private Stanley Stuart

Born on 31 March 1897 in Brantford, Ontario - son of Thomas Stuart, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; single; currently a member of the 38th Regiment Dufferin Rifles of Canada (one year); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 125th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 22 October 1915 (number 772038) - [then?] - joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 27 July 1916 (number 270531) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.D.32), France.

(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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