Saturday 13 February 2010

Private James Kanelakos

Born on 2 January 1884 in Laffeney, Greece - brother of Peter Kanelakos, Smiths Falls, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as merchant; married; no current or previous military service; Greek Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; green eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 26 January 1915 (number 410792) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 3 or 4 May 1917 - wounded on 6 November 1917.

(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)

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