Saturday, 23 March 2013

Private Alfred Henry Young

Born on 31 August 1895 in Trenton, Ontario - brother of Mrs. Minnie Wright, Trenton, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Trenton, Ontario; single; Church of England; trade as clerk; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 5 April 1918 (number 3057663) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 30 September 1918.

(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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