Friday 26 October 2012

Sergeant Edwin Ernest Turton

Born on 1 December 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario – son of Mrs. Agnes Turton, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as office clerk; single; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment, Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles (one year); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410212) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – served as orderly room sergeant attached to General Headquarters, 3rd Echelon, from 21 November 1916 to 12 May 1919 – transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 11 May 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 17 or 18 January 1919 – struck off strength to England on 12 May 1919.

(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 said...

Could you please correct the name of mother Agnes Turton not Turner

Ken said...

Correction made, thanks. Ken