Tuesday 14 August 2012

Private Albert George Taylor

Born on 27 May 1888 in Nottingham, England - husband of Lena Taylor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; trade as lace weaver; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 12 September 1917 (number 3030454) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 7 April 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

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