Monday, March 8, 2010
John MacArthur is a mystery man. I have not been able to find his attestation papers. Not an unusual occurance. If nothing else it gives me a mystery to solve. When I have the answer I will blog it in the future.
Alfred James Sarles 30607 was born to Frederick Robert and Martha Matilda Sarles June 27, 1886 in Dorking, County of Surrey, England (Attestation papers). He died in France February 8, 1919, and is buried in the Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. At his death he was a Sergeant in the Canadian Army Service Corps, No.1 Canadian Depot Unit of Supply. In the article from the London Free Press it states that he barely squeezed by the minimum height requirement of 5’3”: however, his attestation papers has him at 5’5” tall. In 1914 that is not squeezing by but instead blowing by the minimum height requirement. By 1917 the Canadian Corp was not so picky.