Thursday 16 August 2012

Private George Craig Taylor

Born on 18 December 1896 in Montreal, Quebec – son of Mary Alice Taylor, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.25 inches; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 May 1916 (number 246367) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 – wounded on 30 September 1918 – invalided to England on 3 October 1918.

(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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