Wednesday 23 January 2013

Private James White

Born on 9 May 1889 in Millan, Cumberland, England - brother of John White, Anticoke, Panama - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Port Arthur, Ontario; trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; light brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 230th Battalion, CEF, in Port Arthur, Ontario, on 28 May 1917 (number 1013582) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 21 or 22 July 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 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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