Wednesday 10 March 2010

Private John Alexander Burness Kilgour

Born on 28 June 1893 in Edinburgh, Scotland - son of Isabella Kilgour, Edinburgh, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as auditor; single; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Field Artillery as a Corporal (three years) and 9th Field Battery as a clerk (three months); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.25 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; light brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 18 December 1916 (number 513524) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 8 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 April 1918.

(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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