Thursday 15 November 2012

Private Albert Sydney Verrall

Born on 26 July 1877 in England – husband of Mary Verrall, Hove, Sussex, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stationery engineer; married; no current military service; previously served with the 1st Royal Sussex Regiment (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; hazel eyes; iron grey hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410031) – transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1916 – transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 30 July 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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