Saturday 26 January 2013

Private Sidney John White

Born on 15 January 1884 in Plymouth, England - son of Charles White, Plymouth, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Detroit, Michigan; trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the Depot Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 May 1917 (number 226488) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 7 or 8 April 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 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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