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Enlisted Personnel, World War One - S

Salsbury, Carmen Russel:
Born Camden township. Enlisted 1916, 146th Battalion. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. #835669

Salsbury, Harry Edwin:
Born Camden township. Enlisted 1915. Saw action for over three years in France and Belgium. Was at Hill 70, where he earned the Military Cross with bar. Rank, Captain.

Salter, Albert Stanley:
Born Monmouthshire, Wales. Emigrated, came to Canada, settled in Napanee. Worked as farm hand. Enlisted 1916, 80th Battalion. Nothing further known. #220516

Sams, Russell George:
Born and lived Ernestown township. Occupation, farmer. Did not volunteer due to fragile health and his parents' need for him on the farm. Conscripted into 1st Depot Battalion in 1918. After training at Barryfield, his unit was transported by train to Montreal, where they boarded a vessel for England. After three days, they were ship-wrecked in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Private Sams was picked up by a fishing vessel and returned to Canadian shores. The survivors were marched some eight miles to Halifax which was ill-equipped to receive them due to the devastation of the Halifax explosion some months earlier. They embarked for England on another vessel and two weeks later were assembled at Seaforth camp in Sussex. Private Sams was feeling unwell when his unit was sent to be acclimatized to sleeping outdoors. He came down with pneumonia and was hospitalized for twenty-three days. On recovery, he was taken on strength with the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. He became ill again, and was taken to the Eastbourne Military Hospital, but his condition became worse and he was transferred to Orpington Hospital where he died on August 3rd, 1919. He is buried in the extension to All Saints Parish Churchyard, Orpington, Kent. #3059913

Sampson, William Robert:
Born in Napanee. Occupation, piano mover. Enlisted November, 1915, 80th Battalion. #187154

Samson, Robert Roy:
Born Newburgh. Worked as farmhand. Enlisted in 1916. Taken on strength with 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with whom he saw much action. Wounded once when struck by a shell, which did not explode. #835763

Sanford, F.
Of Napanee. In 3rd Depot Battalion. Nothing further known.

Saul, Robert Guy:
Born Camden East. Enlisted in the Canadian Engineers but received a medical discharge. Re-enlisted in 72nd Battery of the Artillery and served with the 2nd Ammunition Division in France. # 343153, 2006413

Saul, William Maxwell:
Born Camden East. Trade before enlisting, bricklayer. Signed up November 1915 with 61st. Taken on strength with 44th Battalion. Was at the front two years, and was wounded by a German grenade. #461226

Savage, Francis Harold:
'Frank' Savage was born in the Parry Sound District. Lived Toronto. Married Christine "Tena" Evans of Napanee in 1912. Occupation, railway engineer. Enlisted with the 72nd Queen's. Served overseas with the Canadian Field Artillery (4th Division). His unit was deployed bringing ammunition to the front, which involved building and maintaining railway lines. Killed in action October 26, 1917. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3. (His widow, Christine Savage, lived in Napanee during the war and married Garnet Chatterson of Lennox and Addington in the 1920's.) #343005

Scanlin, Fred:
Of Wilton. Nothing found.

Schermehorn, Harry L.:
Born Richmond township, but at age 9 moved with his family to Napanee. Before enlisting, was a student at Queen's University at Kingston. Enlisted in Royal Air Force in April of 1918 and was assigned to 84th Squadron, 42nd Wing. Was training at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto when the war ended. He was discharged January 1, 1919 with the rank of Flight Cadet. RAF#171894

Schermehorn, Ross D.:
Born Odessa. Occupation before enlisting, butcher. Served in 2nd Battalion. #8149

Schermehorn, Wilbert Roy:
[Of Moscow?] 1st Depot Battalion, 1918. #3058399

Scott, A. L.
Said to have served in First Depot Battalion. Nothing further known.

Scott, Finnen:
Born Iron Mountain, Michigan. Moved to Front of Lancaster (Leeds). Family later moved to Slate Falls (Denbigh), where they farmed. According to his sister, Finnen Scott never went to school. He was conscripted to the 1st Depot Battalion in the early spring of 1918. Went overseas and was taken on strength with the Canadian Infantry. During the fighting for Arras late in the war, his patrol was out doing work under cover of darkness when they were noticed by the enemy. Scott was killed by machine gun fire, Sept. 2, 1918. He is buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery. Although the family and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission agree that his serial number was 3055973, his attestation papers are filed as 3055972.

Scott, George Washington:
Born Napanee, son of Sydney Scott. Occupation, salesman. Conscripted February, 1918, with 73rd Battery. Was in France at the front for six weeks with 5th Canadian division Ammunition Column. #3056672

Scott, Limery Ellsworth:
Born Kaladar township, April 24, 1892. Occupation, labourer. In the early years of the war, he was married and living near Picton. Enlisted, Picton, in January of 1916. He is said to have served overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery. After the war, Scott went to work for the Canadian National Railways as a section hand. He moved to Napanee and lived there the rest of his life. Limery Scott was killed in tragic car accident in September of 1947. He is buried in Napanee Riverview Cemetery. #220411

Scott, Roy Derward:
Born Napanee, son of Addison Jones Scott. Occupation, farmer. Conscripted January, 1918. Went to the front for three months with 48th Howitzer Battery. #3056442

Scott, W. R. [Walter R.?]:
Of Napanee. Said to have seen action and to have continued in the Paymasters Dept. after the cessation of hostilities, but nothing found.

Scouten, Walter:
Born Wilton, but during the most of the war was a student at Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph. Conscripted May, 1918 and served in 1st Depot Battalion. #3133781

Scrimshaw, Leo Alfred:
Born at Gretna. By the beginning of the war was living in Toronto where he was employed as a stenographer. Had prior military training with Queen's Own Rifles. Enlisted in January of 1916. Was sent overseas and spent three years working for 3rd Division Headquarters as a despatch rider. #669370

Scrimshaw, Roy Arlington:
Born at or near Napanee. By the outbreak of war, he was living in Toronto where he was employed as a clerk. Had prior military training with Queen's Own Rifles. Enlisted in November of 1915. Was taken on strength with the 45th Battalion with whom he saw two years of action. He was gassed and wounded at Hill 70 and invalided home in 1918 before the end of hostilities. #348587

Sculthorpe, Oswald Thomas:
Born in London, England. Before the war, he was living at Napanee and working as a cheesemaker. He enlisted in December of 1915 with 80th Battalion. He was sent overseas and taken on strength with the 74th Battalion,and later with the 72nd. He was in service for three and a half years in total, eleven months of which were at the front in France. He was wounded in the left leg. #220304

Sedore, Frank:
Born at Napanee. (His family lived for a while at Selby.) Occupation, tailor. Was one of the first men from our county to enlist (September 14, 1914). Went overseas and served with the 2nd Battalion. Promoted to corporal. Was wounded at the first Battle of Ypres and captured by the enemy. He spent over three years as a prisoner of war and was badly treated by his captors. His release was finally effected by an exchange of prisoners through Holland. #8151

Sedore, John Roy:
Born near West Plain, Ontario. Worked as farm labourer in Richmond township. Enlisted Kingston, January, 1916, 146th Battalion. Sent overseas in September, 1916, and was taken on strength with 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles with whom he fought in France. Missing in action at Vimy Ridge, 13 April, 1917. Body never recovered. His name is on the Vimy Memorial. #835244

Selman, Calvin:
Born in Kennebec township (Frontenac county). Before the war, moved to Tamworth. Occupation,labourer. Enlisted January 1917 and served in 254th Battalion. #1093309

Selman, Norman Curtis:
Born in Kennebec township (Frontenac county). Prior to the war, his family lived for a while at Northbrook but at the outbreak of hostilities, they were living at Harlowe, where he worked on the family farm. During his teens, he received some military training with the militia (47th Regiment). He enlisted in December 1915 and served with the 146th Battalion. #835194

Sexsmith, John Joseph:
Born in Richmond township, the son of Thomas F. Sexsmith, farmer. At the time he enlisted, he was working in Winnipeg. Signed up with the 221st Battalion. Taken on strength with the 78th Battalion (Manitoba Regiment) with whom he fought in France. Shot through the head by a sniper at the Battle of Passchendaele, October 30, 1917. Buried Belgium (Passchendaele New British Cemetery). #288994

Sexsmith, Ross Lavell:
Born Napanee, son of Edward J. Sexsmith. During the war, worked on family farm. Conscripted Barriefield, May, 1918, and trained with 1st Eastern Ontario Battalion. #3058665

Sexsmith, William:
Born Sillsville, son of Thomas Francis Sexsmith. During the war, worked on the family farm near Selby. Conscripted Barriefield, May 1918 and sent to England for training with the Reserves, but did not see action. #3058675

Shane, Frank William Thomas:
Born Centreville. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058417

Shane, William A.:
Lived Newburgh. Enlisted very early in the war (September 21, 1914) in the 14th Battalion. Was sent overseas and was training in England when he became ill and was invalided home, to his great annoyance. #26516

Sharp, Fletcher Bell:
Born Morven. Lived Napanee. Medical student. Enlisted in Queen's Ambulance Corps in October, 1916. Received a commission as a Lieutenant and was assigned to duty at Camp Mohawk, where trainees for the Royal Air Force were frequently coming to grief. In August, after graduating as a physician, he re-enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He was sent overseas and promoted to Staff Captain. Served as Sanitary Officer for Kinmel Park Camp, near Rhyl, Wales until May of 1919. It is rumoured that he was at Kinmel Park when the infamous mutiny occured (March, 1919). Kinmel Park was at that time strained to over-flowing with Canadian troops waiting to go home. The influenza epidemic was raging in Britain. The men suffered a record cold winter with little heat. A shortage of ships and the inability of Canadian railways to cope with the numbers caused a bottle neck. Conditions in the camp deteriorated and the men rioted. The authorities responded, using other Canadians to fire on the mutineers. This resulted in over eighty Canadian deaths, one of the saddest episodes of the War. #3058192

Shea, John Benson:
Born in Ernestown township. By the war, was living in Odessa and employed as a railway engineer. He enlisted in the 80th Battalion but saw action with the 74th and 257th, and was wounded twice. Was in the service for over three years. #219779

Shephard, Wilfred Henry:
Born at Bath where he was employed as a fireman. In 1915, he enrolled in Albert College, Belleville. He enlisted in May of 1916 with the 146th Battalion. He was sent overseas, and taken on strnegth with the 12th Canadian Railway Corps. He spent nearly two years engaged in the dangerous work of building and repairing supply lines in France and Belgium, was wounded once and gassed twice, but survived. #835942

Shewell, Percy Stanley:
Born in Napanee in 1889. At the beginning of the war, he went out west to Harris, Saskatchewan, to try his luck as a merchant. It was there that he enlisted in April of 1917. He was taken on strength with the Princess Pats and fought with them in France. Percy Shewell's family has associations with the hamlet of Violet in Ernestown township. #2193315

Shier [or Shire], G. A.:
Of Newburgh, joined the 2nd Depot Battalion. Northing further known.

Shier [or Shire], George Alexander:
Born Kaladar township, son of George Shier. Lived at Northbrook. A carpenter. He enlisted May, 1916. Fought at the front for over two years, in France, and was wounded in the arm. #835952

Shier [or Shire], H. R.:
Wilson says, "H.R. Shier of Enterprise was on Special Service in Canada." This is probably Roy H. Shier, son of Richard Shier of Enterprise. However, nothing more is known.

Shier [or Shire], Nathan Richard:
Born at Enterprise, son of Richard Shier. Occupation, labourer. Enlisted in January of 1917. #1093339

Shier [or Shire], Euro:
Wilson calls this soldier "Uval Shier". His attestation papers give his name as Euro Shier. However, we do not know if the man filled out his form himself or if a clerk did it for him. The 1901 census (Camden) calls him Uriah Shier, son of Richard Shire. Born Enterprise in Camden township, he was a labourer at the beginning of the war. He enlisted in April of 1917 with the 254th Battalion and went overseas, to France, but became ill and was invalided home. #1093404

Shillington, F. H.:
Wilson says that F.H. Shillington of Ernestown was in service from November, 1916 until the armistice, and that he fought with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles and was wounded. No attestation papers which fit could be found. On the 1911 census, the Henry Shillington family of Ernestown does not include anyone with similar inititals. However, there is an F.H. Shillington alone at the lakehead. Spellings "Shellington" and "Shilington" were also checked. Nothing found.

Shorey, George Melville:
Born in Newburgh, George Shorey married and went out West to Winnipeg where he found work as a sign painter. He enlisted there with the 76th Depot Battalion but later was transferred to the Artillery. He was discharged on December 3rd, 1918, and was among the earliest permitted to go home as he was a married man. #2381722

Shorey, Kenneth McKim:
Born Napanee. Kenneth Shorey was taller than most of his generation, being over 6 feet in height. He was a medical student at Queen's when the war began. Impatient to be part of the action, he abandonned his studies and enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps in March, 1915. He went overseas with No. 5 Stationary Hospital and served until the spring of 1916. Realizing that he could be more useful as a qualified physician, he returned to Kingston in April, 1916 and completed the medical certification in record time. In December, 1916, he re-enlisted with the rank of Captain and served for the duration of the war. Dr. Shorey was with the armed forces in France and in Egypt. #828

Shorey, Vera M.:
Daughter of Canfield Shorey of Napanee served as a Nursing Sister for two months in a Base Military Hospital at Atlanta, Georgia. Vera Shorey (1886-1978) never married and is buried with her parents in Riverside Cemetery, Napanee.

Shorey, William Dorland McLean:
Born Newburgh. Occupation, barrister, Belleville, Ontario. Conscripted Barriefield June 1918 and was in training in England at the armistice. #3060501

Shorts, Roy:
Born Newburgh. Occupation before enlistment, linotype operator. He trained for this at the Trenton Courier and then in Toronto. Signed up in Belleville with 39th Battalion but was transferred to the 24th (Victoria Rifles) and later taken on strength with the 5th Canadian Machine Gun Corps. He went overseas in June, 1915 and was given his sergeant's stripes while training in England. He was one of 1,400 men hand-picked to attend the Lord Mayor's parade in London. He became a machine gun instructor at Shorncliffe, and proved so good at teaching that he was refused permission to go to the Front. When asked to make a list of men of his squadron fit for service in France, he put his own name on the top of the list and was therefore sent to the trenches, but gave up his rank to do so. He was at most of the major battles including the Somme and Vimy Ridge, and won his rank back on the battlefield. Before the commission (Lance Sergeant) was formally received, he lost his life. In company with two other officers, Shorts was supervising the changing of a machine gun battery, when a shell made a direct hit, killing him instantly. Within a few minutes, both of the other officers were dead also. He is buried in France at Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, in the British Extension. #412922

Sills, A. F.:
It is unclear who this man might be. No A.F. Sills appears in Napanee in 1901 or 1911.

Sills, Charles D.:
Born Napanee [or North Fredericksburgh]. Was a student at the beginning of hostilities. He enlisted in 1916 in the artillery and served until the armistice as a gunner at the front. #344842

Sills, Harold Edmund:
Of Napanee, a clerk, enlisted in the Army Service Corps but was discharged as medically unfit. Undeterred, he re-enlisted in the Canadian Army Service Corps as a driver. He served two years and three months, and at the end of his tour of duty in December of 1918, he re-enlisted and continued as long as needed. #1282938

Sills, Ibri Lucas:
Born Napanee. Occupation before enlisting, chemist [pharmacist]. Conscripted May, 1918, Barriefield. Served in 1st Depot Battalion and 72nd Queen's Battalion, both in Canada. #3058242

Sills, Ralph MacDonald:
Born Napanee. Was tied down operating the family farm for much of the war. Conscripted May 1918, Barriefield. Served in 1st Depot Battalion and 72nd Queen's Battalion, both in Canada. #3058660

Sills, Roy Almon:
Born Napanee. Occupation, banker, Belleville. Enlisted in May of 1917 and served with the 12th (Cobourg) Heavy Battery, a.k.a. the 12th Siege Battery for over two years. #2327373

Simpkins, Ross Cleveland:
Born Yarker, Ontario. Before the war he was a mechanic, but was also studying to take the Federal Civil Service examinations. Enlisted in 1916 in the 146th Battalion. Because of prior education, he held the rank of Corporal, but relinquished this in order to go overseas where he was taken on strength with the 20th Battalion. For three months, he fought only in minor skirmishes, but in April, 1917, his unit was moved up to participate in the aftermath to Vimy Ridge. Normally, exchanges of men were conducted under cover of darkness. However, his company was sent from the reserve lines in daylight to relieve a company from the 19th Battalion which was exhausted from the Battle. Seizing the advantage, the enemy counter-attacked the unseasoned troops. A shell exploded overhead, and the concussion killed Simpkins. His name appears on the Vimy Memorial. #835893

Simpson, Beverley Rolf:
Beverley Simpson was the son of Dr. Thomas Walker Simpson of Napanee. Before 1914, he had considerable military experience. One of the first men from our county to enlist (September 20, 1914) Simpson may have considered being a career soldier, although on his Attestation paper he said "gentleman". (In 1914, this merely meant that it was unnecessary for him to work for a living.) He entered wartime active service with the rank of Lieutenant. Most of his activities were as an officer in a signal corps, with the Canadian Army and then with various units of the British Army. Altogether, he served for four and a one-half years.

Simpson, John Milner:
Also a son of Dr. Thomas Walker Simpson, J.M. Simpson was born at Napanee. Occupation at time of enlisting, Queen's student. Had prior training with Canadian Signal Corps. Enlisted 1916, Kingston, with the Queen's University corps but was shortly taken on strength with the 48th Highlanders. While training in England, he had the misfortune to contract meningitis which required long hospitalization. He survived but the diseased left him handicapped. He was invalided home to Canada in September of 1918. #1090042

Sine, Harry Sylvester:
Born Shannonville. [Worked Richmond township?] Conscripted May 16, 1918, Barriefield. Trained with 1st Depot Battalion. #305944

Sinway, E. M.:
Wilson says, "E.M. Sinway joined the 2nd Depot Battalion." There are no attestation papers for a man by this name, or similar spellings. There are papers for an Alexander Sinway, but there is no apparent link with our county.

Skinner, Clarence Tipson:
Clarence Skinner was born in Yarker. His father was a blacksmith and by 1914 had left Camden township and was working for MacDonald College in Montreal (according to Skinner's attestation papers). Before he enlisted in November,1915, Skinner was employed as a gardener, probably by the College. He was taken on strength with the Princess Pat's, with whom he saw action in France. He was at Hill 70, Vimy and Regina Trench. Wounded and invalided home in May of 1918. #487268

Skinner, George:
In 1911, George Skinner was living in Camden East with his parents, John W. and Elizabeth Skinner. Although informants told the Historical Society that George Skinner enlisted, no attestation papers with any connection to Lennox and Addington or a matching birthdate (April, 1891) have been found.

Skinner, Roy John:
Born in Udora, Scott township. At the outbreak of the war, Roy Skinner and his wife were farming near Yarker. He enlisted in January,1917 and served as a gunner in the 43rd Battalion in France, where he saw seventeen months of action. #349594

Skinner, Samuel Greenway:
A brother of Clarence Skinner, Samuel Skinner lived as a boy in Yarker, but at the outbreak of the war was employed with his father at Macdonald College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue outside Montreal, where he was one of those who looked after the grounds and an experimental farm. Samuel was conscripted in December, 1917. He went overseas and was training in England at the armistice. #2522506

Slater, Harry:
Born in Denbigh in 1896, Harry Slater came to Napanee as a young man. He was employed by John Jennings at the Market Hotel. He did not volunteer due to poor health, but was conscripted to the 1st Depot Battalion in early 1918. He commenced training willingly but after three months his health was discovered and he was given a medical discharge. #3033965

Smith, A.
Of Bath, joined the 2nd Depot Battalion. Nothing further is known, and the lack of an extended name makes it impossible to find the attestation papers.

Smith, Arthur:
Of Yarker. Served in France with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Was at Vimy ridge and Passchendaele. Was wounded twice. Nothing further known.

Smith, Delbert S.:
Lived for a while at Morven, Ernestown township. Trained for six months with the U.S. Army.

Smith, Donald Blanchard:
Born in Napanee, the son of Harry E. Smith. Donald Smith was still a student when he enlisted in 1917. He had prior militia training with the Canadian Signal Corps. He signed on with the 72nd (Queen's) Battalion, but on going overseas was taken on strength with the 32nd Battalion, with whom he fought in France and Belgium. In November, 1917, his unit was part of the Passchendaele struggle and on November 29th, 1917, he was killed by a shell together with his N.C.O. who was standing next to him. Buried Belgium, Brandhoek New Military Cemetery 3. #342916

Smith, Frederick A.:
Spent part of his youth near Hawley, South Fredericksburgh township. He enlisted early in the war and went overseas with the first contingent. Trade, driver, with an ammunition corps. Served for four years, and was shell-schocked once. After demobilization in 1919 he moved to the West. Nothing further known.

Smith, G.:
Of Bath. Served in 2nd Depot Battalion. Nothing further known.

Smith, Harold:
Born Emerald (Amherst Island) in 1893, son of Thomas D. Smith. Occupation, farmer. Volunteered in 1915 but not accepted at that time. Volunteered again in 1917 and taken into the 253rd Battalion. After training in Canada and England, went to the Front in 1918 with rank of Corporal in the 38th Battalion. After only two weeks under fire he was wounded in the left leg which prompted his transfer to another area of the service. # 1090116

Smith, James E.:
Born at Switzerville, son of William and Sarah Smith. He enlisted in the Forestry Battalion in 1916, when he was eighteen. After training in Brockville, he was sent overseas and then almost immediately to France where he was occupied as a transport driver bringing ammunition and supplies to the front, "a-draying ammunition" he called it. He had some very narrow escapes, but survived without a scratch. #2161220

Smith, John:
Born on Amherst Island, the son of Thomas D. Smith. He was a farmer, who in the early years of the war went out to Saskatchewan to try things there. Enlisted in Moosejaw in 1916 with 128th Battalion. Once overeseas, served with the 28th, and then the 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Corps from De. 1916 until September 1918. John Smith was at Vimy Ridge, Arras, Cambrai and Passchendaele. He was wounded in the right shoulder by shrapnel on September 2nd, 1918 and was invalided back from the front. After the war, he returned to Amherst Island, and became a fisherman. #782280

Smith, LeRoy Herbert:
Born at Morven, Ontario, son of Elias and Marietta Smith. According to information gathered in 1920, he enlisted in the 47th Regiment but was transferred to the 59th Battalion which was responsible for patroling the St. Lawrence River and the canals. This he did from 1915 until 1917, when he was discharged at Morrisburgh. However, his attestation papers show him conscripted in 1918. #3059901

Smith, Robert Whiting:
Born Ernestown township, likely in Odessa. Occupation before the War, clerk in a pharmacy. Enlisted in Vancouver Sept. 24, 1914 and was sent to Canadian Field Ambulance Corps, probably because of knowledge of pharmaceuticals. Trained at Valcartier. Went to Europe with the First Contingent. Served throughout the war. #33457

Smith, Samuel Howard:
Born Bethel, Ontario, 1888, the son of David and Harriet Smith. Family later moved to Conway (South Fredericksburgh). He was a member of the permanent armed forces, but was kept in Canada in the military police (in General Ruttan's unit). In 1917, he won the gold medal for shooting at Camp St. Charles near Winnipeg. In 1918, desiring to see combat, he re-enlisted as a private with Lord Strathcona's Horse. He was sent overseas and saw action at the second Cambrai offensive (September, 1918). #2293777

Smith, W. H.:
Of Napanee served in 178th Battalion. Nothing further known.

Sneath, Caroline Mary:
Daughter of W.S. Herrington of Napanee. Married T.D. Sneath before the war. After he went overseas, she travelled to London England and worked in the Head Office of the Canadian Red Cross. Following the death of her husband in March, 1918, she accepted the position of Official Visitor working for the Pension Office. She visited Canadian pensioners throughout England and Scotland until October, 1919 when her older sister replaced her and she returned to Canada.

Sneath, Thomas D'Arcy:
Born Oxford County, 1889. Spent two years with Northwest Mounted Police, then attended Queen's University and became a civil engineer. Married Caroline Herrington before the war and lived briefly in Napanee. When the war started, he was working in Toronto for a dredging company. Enlisted in Queen's Engineers and went overseas in 1915. Taken on strength with 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, rank of Major. Fought in almost every major engagement for two years including Ploogsteert, Ypres, Courcelette, the Somme, Vimy, Passchendale. Wounded three times, and also shell-shocked. Awarded Military Cross, but did not live for the presentation. Killed in action 15 March, 1918. Buried France, Thelus Military Cemetery.

Snell, I.:
Of Napanee, enlisted in the 146th Battalion. Nothing further known.

Snider, Charles Bramble:
Born Cloyne. Occupation, farmer. Enlisted January, 1916. Served in France and Belgium for nine months including the action from Arras to Cambrai. Was wounded by shrapnel and treated briefly, then returned to front. However, the wound did not heal and he also developed appendicitis. He was invalided back to England and was in hospital there when the Armistice was signed. #835350

Snider, E.:
Of Napanee. Enlisted in Fort Garry Horse. Nothing further known.

Snider, Geo. H.:
Of Sillsville in South Fredericksburgh township. Served in the 80th Battalion. Nothing further known.

Snider, James:
Born Glenfield. At the outset of the war, was farming in Denbigh township. He enlisted in January of 1917. #1042819

Soby, John W.:
Born Gosport (Adolphustown). Went to the United States to seek his fortune during the early years of the war was working as an insurance clerk in Hartford, Connecticut. Had prior training with the Ambulance Corps of the 47th Regiment. Enlisted 1917 with the 72nd (Queen's) Battery with rank of Gunner. Following the war, returned to the U.S. (Atlanta, Georgia). #343060

Spencer, Charles:
Of Cloyne. This might be Carles F. Spencer, brother of Harvey Spencer. Said to have enlisted in 1916.

Spencer, Harvey Augustus:
Born in Cloyne. (Census says 1896, but he said 1897.) Went out to Saskatchewan to farm shortly before the war. Enlisted March 1916. #887942

Spencer, Ivan Rose:
Born Roblin. Occupation, machinist but immediately prior to enlisting was a bank clerk. Enlisted 1917 in the 75th Battery. Rank, driver. Went overseas. Transferred to 32nd Battery and was Etaples, and Mount Eloi. Saw first real action at Passchendaele offensive. Was part of Second Amiens Offensive. Was at St. Quentin, then was part of the advance through Cambrai, Valenciennes. On Armistice night, he was on leave in Paris, a memorable celebration. On his way home, he was billetted briefly at Rhyl (Kinmel Park) but was re-billetted at Glasgow. Arrived home May 21st, 1919. [Note: Attestation incorrectly names him "Ivan Ross Spencer".] #345901

Spencer, R.:
Of Cloyne. Said to have joined the 2nd Depot Battalion.

Spicer, Charles:
Born Flinton. Occupation before enlisting, farmer. Conscripted in January, 1918. Went to England with 6th Canadian Reserves but war finished before he was sent to the front. # 3055974

Spratt, Andrew:
Born in Sheffield township, Andrew Spratt was living at Enterprise at the beginning of the war. Occupation, labourer. Enlisted April, 1917, with 254th Battalion. #1093405

Stein, E. W.:
Of Denbigh, served in 228th Battalion. Nothing further known.

Stein, Frederick William:
Born Denbigh. Occupation before enlistment, lumberman in winter, farmer in summer. Enlisted 26 May, 1916. Went overseas and served in France and Belgium with the 10th Canadian Railway Transport Corps. #1006530

Stevens, James Bertram:
Son of Frank Stevens of Napanee. He was born in November, 1898, but on his attestation papers he said 1897. He enlisted in August of 1915, trained in England and sent to the front. After only a few weeks of fighting, he was seriously wounded by shrapnel. As a result, he lost both of his legs and was invalided home. #144670

Stevens, Marion:
Registered nurse. Enlisted with Canadian Army Medical Corps. Left Canada in May of 1915 and served in France and Egypt.

Stinson, Fraser:
Born Tamworth. Brother of Robert Kenneth Stinson. Was exempted from military service during the war as he was required for farm work. He was briefly conscripted in May of 1919, but excused.

Stinson, Robert Kenneth:
Born Tamworth. Before the war, was working for the Bell Telephone Company in Toronto. Enlisted with the Royal Navy and trained for the Royal Naval Air Service. He left Canada in January of 1918 and was stationed in England with the North Sea Patrol out of Great Yarmouth from 1918 until 1919.

Stinson, William John:
Born Tamworth. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058417

Stoddart, James:
Born Glasgow, Scotland. Came to Croydon at age 10 and lived with the Leslie Kellar family. Worked as farm labourer. Enlisted January, 1916, in 146th Battalion. Went overseas and taken on strength with 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Served with them in France, five months. Killed at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917. It is said that Jack Thompson of Tamworth was with him when he died. His name is on the Vimy Memorial. #835505

Stone, Arthur Roy:
Born Adolphustown, but family shortly moved to North Fredericksburgh, south of Napanee. When the war began, he was hired by a Napanee factory as a shell maker. Enlisted in 254th Battalion. At some point, either just before the war or during training, he received an accidental gun shot wound. Transferred from 254th to No. 3 Detachment, Military Staff Clerks, and was working at the Armouries in Kingston when the war ended. #1093067

Storey, Harold S.:
Born Napanee. Enlisted in the Royal Navy. Began on H.M.S. Niobe. The Niobe was acquired by the Canadian naval service in 1914 and was used for training between the base at Halifax and a base in the West Indies. In 1915, it became the official depot ship anchored at Halifax. In 1917, it was irreparably damaged by the Halifax explosion. H.M.S Stadacona replaced Niobe as depot ship, and in fact Stadacona is the name of Halifax port H.Q. for the Royal Canadian Navy today. Stadacona was Storey's next posting. His final posting was the H.M.C.S. Grilse. This was a patrol boat, created for Canadian naval services by conversion of a civilian vessel in 1915. It was in operation until 1918, and Storey is said to have sailed on its last active mission. He was in the navy for four and a half years.

Storms, Charles Okley:
Born Frontenac county. Labourer. Lived Odessa. Enlisted December, 1915 in 146th Battlion. # 835201

Storms, Otto Melville:
Born Wilton but had moved away by the war. Occupation, baker. Also volunteered as an ambulance driver. Enlisted September 23, 1914. Went overseas with First Contingent and saw much action in France. He was shell-shocked in 1916 and wounded at Cambrai in 1918. Promoted to Sergeant in the field. Demobilized in 1919. #13553

Storms, Ruggles Starr:
Born Wilton. At beginning of the war was working as a teamster in Winnipeg. Enlisted in July of 1915 with the 78th Battalion and went overseas. Fought in France. Was promoted to Segeant and wounded once. #147766

Storrings, Burton Wesley:
Born at Camden East. Became a carpenter but also became skilled at building small bridges. Lived for a while in Napanee. He enlisted with the 254th Battlion in November, 1916. Nothing further known. #1093047

Storring, William Willis:
Born Denbigh. Before enlistment was a farm labourer. Enlisted 1916 with 240th Overseas Battalion. Transferred to No. 3, Special Service Battalion and served in Canada. Discharged early for medical reasons. # 1042499

Stratton, Charles M.:
Occupation, medical doctor, Napanee. Was the Medical Officer for 'C' Company of the 80th Battalion while it was based in Napanee. Also took on the difficult job of Recruiting Officer for Napanee for eighteen months.

Stratton, Durward P.:
Born in South Fredericksburgh (Parma). Became a dentist and at the outbreak of hostilities was working in Manitoba. Enlisted in Canadian Army Dental Corps. He left Canada in June of 1915 and served in England, France, Belgium. In 1918, he was sent back to Canada and was attached to Medical Depot 10 in Winnipeg.

Stratton, Maurice Edgerton:
Born Napanee. Before the war, moved to Melita, Manitoba where he worked as a bank clerk. He also joined the cavalry reserves known as the 20th Border Horse for two years. Enlisted at Winnipeg in April of 1916. Went overseas. Nothing more is known about his military experiences. His name is sometimes spelled incorrectly as "Morris". #292402

Sutton, Thomas:
Of Moscow, Ontario. Born in London, England. Conscripted Barriefield, May 16, 1916. 1st Depot Battalion. Nothing further known. #3059905

Swann, Walter Harold:
Born at Eccleshall near Manchester in 1891. Was sent to Canada as a "home child" and lived with Rufus Ovens in Wilton. At the beginning of the war he was employed as a clerk. He enlisted Sept. 10, 1914, and was at Valcartier by Sept. 23rd. He went overseas with the First Contingent. Nothing is known about his military experiences, but after the war he returned to Canada and went out to Saskatchewan. #21881

Sweet, Edward Freeman:
Born Switzerville. Enlisted 146th, 1916. #835293

Sweet, Ross Hugh:
Of Selby, a farmer. Conscripted Barriefield, May 16, 1916. 1st Depot Battalion. Nothing further known. #3059903

Sweet, Stanley Walter:
Born Switzerville, but moved as a boy to South Fredericksburgh. Occupation, farmer. Enlisted 1916, 146th Battalion. Served in Canada. #835378

Switzer, Ambrose Wesley Hall:
Born Desmond. Family later moved to Lime Lake. Farmer. Enlisted 1916 with 146th Battalion. Went overseas and served in France, Belgium and Germany. Was at Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Arras and [Chersy]. He was with his friend, Fred Webb, when the latter was killed (April, 1918) and was himself wounded by shrapnel in the neck. #835533.

Switzer, Fred Clayton Evans:
Born Moscow, Ontario. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058414

Switzer, G. S.:
Of Moscow. Said to have served in 3rd Depot Battalion? This may be Stanley George Switzer of Verona and Moscow. #835707

Switzer, Joseph Wesley:
Born Tamworth. Also lived in Camden township. Occupation, labourer. Enlisted Jan. 1917 with 254th Battalion and went overseas. #1093245

Switzer, Oscar Harold:
Born Desmond. Became a telegraph operator and was working in Revelstoke, B.C. when he enlisted in the 30th Battalion. Taken on strength with the 48th (Canadian) Highland Regiment. Saw action with them in France. Was at Ypres, the Somme, Hill 70 and Festubert. Wounded three times. Promoted to corporal. #77555

Switzer, Percy Ross:
Born Desmond. Just before he enlisted (December, 1917) was working in Salt Lake City, Utah. Signed up with 72nd Battalion. Trained in England, and then sent to France, where he saw action in the skirmishes near Arras. Wounded. # 2137789

Switzer, Samuel:
Of Camden. Nothing further known. This might be Samuel Ernest Switzer, #455079

Sykes, Joseph William:
Born Middleboro', Yorkshire, England. Came to Canada as a child and lived with the Dunbar family near Sillsville. Farm labourer. Enlisted May 1915 with the 38th Battalion. #410898

Symonds, Albert Mack:
Born Napanee. At outset of the war was working as a painter in Picton. Enlisted January, 1915. Went overseas with 182nd Battalion in 1917. Was badly wounded in the shoulder. Demobilized 1919. #868357

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