Monday 25 March 2013

Private Gustaf Yousson

Born on 29 October 1881 in Sundsvall, Sweden - brother of Loes Yousson, Sundsvall, Sweden - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Brockville, Ontario; trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 18 December 1916 (number 1042620) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 February 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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