Wednesday 3 October 2012

Private Vernon Treveleyn

Born on 1 July 1894 in Los Angeles, California – son of Mrs. Murgatroyd, Oldham, England – brother of Mrs. Marian Harper, London, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as railroad fireman; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 2.25[?] inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 3 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410642) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 18 November 1916 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 January 1917 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 14 June 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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