Thursday 16 August 2012

Private George Albert Taylor

Born on 13 July 1897 in Hamnensmith, England – son of George Taylor, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 23 July 1915 (number 144568) – departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 – transferred to the 47th Battalion, CEF – taken on the strength of the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, on 14 March 1917 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 28 or 29 January 1918 – struck off strength to the Canadian Infantry Brigade[?] Depot, CEF, on 29 November 1918 – repatriated to Canada on 1 March 1919.

(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; anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.148)

No comments: