Friday 9 November 2012

Private Earl Vanstone

Born on 3 February 1896 in Lindsay, Ontario – son of Joseph Vanstone, Woodville, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 25 November 1915 (number 724529) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – wounded on 9 April 1917 – invalided to England on 16 April 1917 – later served with reserve units.

(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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