Thursday 27 December 2012

Private Edward Webb

Born on 23 March 1870 in Liverpool, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Alice Webb, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as woodturner; married ("none under 15 yrs.", presumably children); no current military service[?]; previously served with No. 3 Field Engineers (five years), Volunteer Engineers (fourteen years), and Cape Garrison Artillery (South Africa, three years and seven months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 July 1915 (number 410219) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 6th Canadian Area Employment Company, CEF, on 22 August 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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