Tuesday 19 March 2013

Private Arthur Yarrington

Born on 12 July 1879 in Witford, Hertfordshire, England - husband of Alice Yarrington, Hamilton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm labourer; married; no current military service; previously served with the 16th Bedfordshire Regiment (seven years active, four years reserve, four years garrison duty, India); Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 120th Battalion, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 17 October 1915 (number 757238) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - struck off strength to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 April 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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