Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915.
Family Search: When Edward Elias Strain was born on 7 June 1896, in Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, Joseph B. Strain, was 35 and his mother, Mary Mina Stubbs, was 24. He lived in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1914. In 1914, at the age of 18, his occupation is listed as carpenter. He died in 1969, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada