William James Shatraw signature

 

On this day in 1917 William James Shatraw signed up in Kingston. He was born in Deseronto on July 18th, 1898, the son of Antoine Shatraw and Sarah Elizabeth (née Druce).

Shatraw joined the Canadian Field Artillery with the regimental number 344079. He was five feet five inches tall, with a dark complexion, hazel eyes and dark brown hair. His service record shows that he arrived in Liverpool on the SS Missanabie on February 16th, 1918 and went to France on October 8th to join the Canadian Artillery Pool. He was treated for sexually transmitted diseases in England in 1919 and arrived back in Canada on the SS Olympic on July 7th.

William was demobilized in Kingston on July 11th, 1919. He married Edith Olive Sager in Deseronto on October 20th of that year. He died in September 1972 and was buried in Deseronto Cemetery.

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