Thursday 19 July 2012

Private Sydney Streeter

Born on 23 March 1881 in Plumstead, England - son of Mrs. Annie Streeter, Plumstead, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as miner; single; no current military service; previously served with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410375) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 15 March 1916.

(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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