The Baynham, Cale, James and Majumdar family history
Trevor Owen Cale

Trevor Owen Cale

My First Cousin three times

Born 9 Jan 1890
Gwehelog, Monmouthshire





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Trevor Owen Cale - Weyburn's First Volunteer in 1914

A newspaper cutting from Weyburn, Saskatchewan about 1934

Twenty years ago - on August 6, 1914 - Trevor O. Cale was the first man in Weyburn to volunteer for service overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

He is still a resident of Weyburn, and is at present serving in the capacity of night watchman for the International Harvester Company at this point. Mr. Cale joined the 20th Border Horse at Weyburn. Dr. M.A. Nickle gave him his medical examination. At Valcartier the unit was affiliated with the Fort Garry Horse of Winnipeg. He went overseas with the latter unit and was later drafted to the Royal Canadian Dragoons in France.

Upon his return from overseas Mr. Cale farmed west of the city for a number of years until the drought period commenced, when he again came to Weyburn to live.

Transcribed from a newspaper cutting provided by Graham Cale. Click here to see the original

Copyright 2005 Gerald Majumdar