Tuesday 20 November 2012

Acting Staff-Sergeant Remsen Sheldon Voorhis

Born on 3 December 1881 in Raritan, New Jersey – son of Sarah R. Sheldon, Somerville, New Jersey – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as salesman; single; no current military service; previously served with the 71st New York Volunteers; Church of England; height of 6 feet 1 inch; chest of 39.1 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 17 March 1915 (number 410981) – transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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