Thomas Sager signature

On this day in 1916 Tom Sager signed up in Shannonville. He was born on June 7th, 1890 in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County, the son of Alonzo Sager and Ida (née Johnson). The family were living in Deseronto at the time of the 1891 and 1901 censuses.

Sager enlisted in the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 636548. He was five feet four and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. His service record shows that he was discharged on August 23rd, 1916 from Camp Barriefield due to being medically unfit for service: the soles of his feet blistered after marching and he had an ulcer over one toe.

Tom was back in Shannonville, living with his uncle, Oscar Sager, at the time of the 1921 census.