Sunday 21 October 2012

Private Clifford Raymond Turner

Born on 3 February 1898 in Athol Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario – son of Susan Turner, Picton, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Picton, Ontario; trade as printer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Picton, Ontario, on 21 January 1916 (number 636428) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 30 or 31 July 1917 – invalided to England on 7 August 1917.

(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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