Attestation

poppyBelow are transcribed Attestation Papers completed by those who served in the First World War. In general, the basic information about the military personnel is recorded (name, age, date and place of birth, next-of-kin) plus where and when they completed the Attestation Papers, their height and colour of their hair and eyes.

The source for this information is the Soldiers of the First World War database on the Library and Archives website.


McDonald / MacDonald


McDonald, Stephen A.

February 21, 2017; Soldiers of the First World War

Unit: 64th Overseas Battalion

Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6763 – 38

Item Number: 149915

Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)

Attestation Paper: Regimental Number: 469124

  • Name: Stephen McDonald
  • Born: Herrigan (sic) Cove, NS
  • Next-of-kin: Elizabeth McDonald of Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS
  • Born: July 12 (or 01), 1898
  • Trade: Fireman
  • Married: No
  • Do you belong to the Active Militia: No
  • Signed Stephen McDonald
  • Date: August 11, 1915
  • Place: Sussex, Kings County, New Brunswick
  • Age: 25 years, 1 month
  • Height: 5 foot, 9 inches
  • Weight: 137 pounds
  • Complexion: mesh?
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: L. Br (light brown)
  • Church of England
  • Medical Exam took place at Halifax, NS, on November 8, 1915 (or August 11, 1915) and he was found fit to serve.

Whitman


Whitman, Ernest Leonard

February 11, 2017; Soldiers of the First World War

Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10324 – 2

Item Number: 307825

Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)

Attestation Paper: Regimental Number: 488865

  • Name: Ernst Leonard Whitman
  • Living at Port Dufferin, NS
  • Born: Port Dufferin, NS
  • Next-in-kin: Mother: Mary Whitman
  • Born: April 21, 1896
  • Trade: Labourer
  • Married: No
  • Do you now belong to the Active Militia: Yes
  • Have you ever served in any Military Force: No
  • Attested on January 10, 1916 at Halifax NS
  • Age: 19 years, 8 months
  • Height: 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches
  • Complexion: Dark
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Church of England

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