Wednesday 24 October 2012

Private James Turner (1033049)

Born on 22 January 1883 in Manchester, England – husband of Irene Turner, Halifax, Nova Scotia – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as merchant; married; no current military service; previously served with the Manchester Regiment (six years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Nova Scotia on 27 June 1916 (number 1033049) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 February 1917 – wounded on 9 April 1917 – invalided to England on 14 April 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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