Thursday 21 March 2013

Private Charles Henry Yelf

Born on 10 September 1886 in Wood Green, London, England - brother of William D. Yelf, Ailsa[?] Craig, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Winfield, [?]; trade as farmhand; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 135th Battalion, CEF, in Parkhill, [?], on 28 December 1915 (number 802474) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - struck off strength to England for demobilization on 26 April 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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