Saturday 19 January 2013

Private Albert White

Born in January 1880 in Cornwall, Ontario - next of kin listed as Josephine White, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married (with five children); no current or military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 9 January 1915 (number 410662) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 31 August or 1 September 1916 - invalided to England on 16 September 1916.

(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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is my great grandfather!
Thank you so much for posting this, it was really interesting to read.