Tuesday 25 December 2012

Private David Rae Weatherstone

Born on 16 November 1896 in Cobourg, Ontario - son of William Weatherstone, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as father; single; Presbyterian; trade as loom repairer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3056333) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

David rae weatherstone was my great grandfather. His name is also honoured on the Peterborough war memorial in one of our parks :) pretty cool.