Clair Samuel Powers
M, #2845, b. 1 February 1897
|Father||Ransom S. Powers b. 7 May 1839, d. 6 Jan 1918|
|Mother||Edith Wells b. 9 Nov 1855|
Clair Samuel Powers was born on Monday, 1 February 1897 at York Co., Ontario, Canada. He appeared on the census of 6 April 1901 in the household of Ransom S. Powers at Scarborough Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada. He was listed as: Powers, Clare S, male, white, son, single, born 1 Feb 1897 in Ontario, age 4, of English origin, Canadian, Methodist, able to speak English. He began military service on 28 June 1915 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, when he signed his attestation papers, becoming regimental #3700. He stated he was born in Agincourt, his father R.S. Powers of Unionville, was listed as his next of kin, born February 1, 1897, farmer, single. He was examined and considered fit, and described as follows: 5' 7 1/2" tall, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark hair, Wesleyan. For distinctive marks, he had a tatoo on his left arm. He was found on a passenger list on 13 August 1919 on board the S.S. Baltic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The S.S. Baltic arrived from the Canadian Discharge Depot, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, carrying returning troops. He was #3700, Private Powers, Clare S., going to Unionville.