Wednesday 1 August 2012

Private John Sydney Sutherland

Born on 12 March 1898 in Caldwells, Ontario - son of Mrs. Robert Sutherland, Caldwells, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Caldwells, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; weight of 140 pounds; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 25 September 1916 (number 1042151) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 January or 27 March 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery (grave I.C.40), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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