Thursday, 19 July 2007

Private Colin Brown

Born on 10 February 1880 in Glasgow, Scotland - brother of Mrs. C. McDonald, Oshawa, Ontario - enlistment forms provide the following: trade as electrician, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 22 June 1915 (number 410693) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 8 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - transferred to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery on 21 December 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 13 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal.

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