Saturday 18 August 2012

Lieutenant Herbert Massey Taylor

Born on 3 December 1873 in Perth, Ontario – son of Henry Taylor, Perth, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as superintendent London Guarantee [?]; married; currently a member of the Active Militia; previously served with the 100th Winnipeg Grenadiers and the 95th Saskatoon Rifles; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 46th Battalion, CEF, in Sewell, Manitoba, on 9 July 1915 – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 14 or 18 July 1916 – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – sent to England for leave to Canada on 30 December 1916.

(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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