Monday 21 December 2009

Private Edward H. Ireland

Born on 4 July 1891 in Montreal, Quebec - next of kin listed as Reverend J. Ellis Ireland, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as law student; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.1 inches; chest of 36.6 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 16 March 1915 (number 410972) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - killed in action on 2 June 1916 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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