Monday 5 November 2012

Private Samuel Van Buskirk

Born on 12 July 1894 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin – son of Henry Van Buskirk, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Saskatchewan Landing, Saskatchewan; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; gray eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on 31 March 1916 (number 261104) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 – wounded on 1 September 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 November 1918 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 11 April 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)

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