Saturday 6 April 2013

Private Edward Basil Maynes

Born on 20 July 1899 (entered 1897 on enlistment form) in Midland, Ontario - son of Elizabeth Maynes, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 24 July 1915 (number 144612) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF - transferred to the 47th Battalion, CEF - repatriated to Canada on 31 December 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.124)

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