Monday 8 October 2012

Private Edward Austin Trevor

Born on 16 February 1896 in Surrey, England – no next of kin – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with the Governor General’s Foot Guards (three months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 November 1915 (number 145334) – departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 18 November 1916 – invalided to England on 4 December 1916 – repatriated to Canada on 14 November 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; anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.150)

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