Friday 25 January 2013

Private Samuel White

Born on 24 June 1874 in Crediton[?], Devonshire, England - husband of Lucy Harriet White, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as labourer; married; currently a member of the 38th Regiment; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded; fair and fresh complexion; grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 11 March 1916 (number 270046) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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