Thursday 25 October 2012

Private Sylvester Abraham Turner

Born on 28 March 1887 in Toronto, Ontario – son of Martha Turner, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 9 February 1916 (number 669683) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 – wounded on 2 September 1918 – invalided to England on 7 September 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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