Wednesday 1 August 2012

Private William Sutherland

Born on 15 June 1878 in Sutherland Shire, Scotland - brother of Jim Sutherland, Winnipeg, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Westminster, British Columbia; trade as boiler maker; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on 29 July 1916 (number 261684) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 April or 22 May 1917 - transferred to the 7th Canadian Area Employment Company, CEF, on 22 August 1917 - discharged on 22 June 1918.

(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)

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