Friday 9 November 2012

Private Samuel Hughan Vannon

Born on 6 January 1899 in Glasgow, Scotland (stated 6 January 1896 on enlistment form) – brother of Miss May Vannon, Glasgow, Scotland – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Glen Buell, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 20 December 1915 (number 639154) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – captured and made a prisoner of war on 10 August 1918 – repatriated on 2 December 1918.

(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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