Montaville Sager signature

On this day in 1918, Montaville Sager, a farmer, was conscripted at Camp Barriefield in Kingston. According to his draft paper, he was born in Deseronto on April 28th, 1895. In the 1901 census his date of birth was noted as being April 21st, 1897. His parents were Abraham Sager and Elizabeth (née Lewis), who was a Mohawk. Abraham died on March 11th, 1910, when the family were living in Brant Street, Deseronto.

Two days before joining the army, Montaville Sager married Irene Kimball in Peterborough. He joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the Eastern Ontario Regiment with the regimental number 3060307. He was five feet five and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and brown hair and a weight of 135 pounds. His service record shows that he was demobilized from Camp Barriefield in Kingston on January 20th, 1919.

Sager registered his mother’s death in Deseronto in 1921 and gave his address at that time as Aurora, Ontario.