Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Private James McGuire

Born on 26 October 1892 in North Gower, Ontario - cousin of Thomas J. McBride (or MacBride), Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as plumber; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 9 February 1916 (number 639350) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.C.2), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

Monday, 29 November 2010

Lance-Sergeant John McGrogan, MM

Born on 1 March 1889 in Drayton, Ontario - son of James McGrogan, Toronto, Ontario - brother of Corporal Hugh McGrogan, MM, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as chauffeur; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 22 December 1915 (number 775137) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 30 March or 2 April 1918 - invalided to England on 4 April 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 17 April 1917: "For gallant conduct while carrying out the duties of Company Runner during operation of Apr. 9/17."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Corporal Hugh McGrogan, MM

Born on 19 October 1894 in Drayton, Ontario - son of James McGrogan, Toronto, Ontario - brother of Lance-Sergeant John McGrogan, MM, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Elora, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 December 1915 (number 775136) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - wounded on 17 March 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 1 April 1918 - invalided sick to England on 14 February 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 19 March 1918: "During raid on our trenches Mar. 16/17 this man conducted himself in a very cool, determined and courageous manner. A Boche fire[d] a revolver shot at close range which wounded Pte. McGrogan in the head but he rushed to the Boche and bayoneted him."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Private Robert McGregor

Born on 23 October 1895 in Hartepool, England - brother of Francis Annie McGregor, York, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as grocer clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410370) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 3 May 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private Benjamin Welland McGregor

Born on 3 July 1893 in Kemptville, Ontario - son of Mrs. Laura McGregor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 3 March 1915 (number 410554) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 21 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 24 February 1917 - wounded at duty on 29 March 1917 - invalided sick to England on 1 September 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Sergeant Henry Joseph McGreevy, MSM

Born on 27 May 1893 in St. Roumald, Quebec - son of Mrs. Josephine McGreevy, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as Canadian Pacific Railway clerk; single; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment, Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles and Home Guard; no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 23 July 1915 (number 410150) - 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 12 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 22 September 1918: "For continuous good service and devotion to duty, as Ord. Rm. Sgt."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Private Frederick McGraw

Born in 1894 in Fifteen Point, Prince Edward Island - son of Isaac McGraw, Fifteen Point, Prince Edward Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Prince Edward Island; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 8 August 1916 (number 640198) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 26 October 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Friday, 26 November 2010

Private Thomas John McGowan

Born on 20 November 1892 in Renfrew, Ontario - son of Mrs. Marilda McGowan, Renfrew, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 17 May 1915 (number 410553) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 28 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1916 - accidentally injured and invalided to England on 21 May 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.2), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sergeant Michael McGowan

Born on 26 March 1879 in Sligo, Ireland - husband of Mary E. McGowan, Sligo, Ireland - son of Peter and Mary Anne McGowan, Sligo, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grayish blue eyes; medium hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 23 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410552) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 27 September 1918 - buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery (grave III.A.8), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

Private George McGowan

Born on 13 June 1890 in Sydney, Ontario - son of Peter McGowan, Trenton, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Trenton, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as stave jointer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 4020236) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 30 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Private Cephas McGowan

Born on 16 February 1888 in Penevean, Ontario - son of George McGowan, Norwood, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Havelock, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 11 January 1918 (number 3056046) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 28 or 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 8 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private Thomas McGovern

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 February 1915 (number 410149) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 9 July 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Private Hugh McGovern

Born on 7 August 1883 in Ottawa, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. Mary McGovern, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bookbinder; single; no current military service; previously served with Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards (three years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the Remount Depot, CEF, on 13 April 1915 (number 49708) - transferred to No.1 Canadian Veterinary Hospital, CEF, on 7 July 1915 - transferred to the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, CEF, on 10 April 1916 - wounded on 29 June 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1917 - struck off strength to England on 9 July 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private Joseph McGonnell

Born on 17 January 1887 in Scotland - son of Margaret McGonnell, Granock, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Montreal, Quebec; trade as logger; single; no current military service; previously served with the 4th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (in Scotland); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 May 1917 (number 2160943) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps in the field on 28 July 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 or 7 October 1918 - invalided sick to England on 28 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Private Hugh Parnell McGonigal

Born on 22 February 1886 in Arnprior, Ontario - son of Mrs. Jane McGonigal, Arnprior, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher; single; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Arnprior, Ontario, on 26 August 1915 (number 788227) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - invalided sick to England on 8 May 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private Arthur McGinnis

Born on 27 December 1895 in Maberly, Ontario - son of George McGinnis, Maberly, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Maberly, Ontario; single; Church of England; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3056279) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 1 October 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Private Dougall McGillvary

Born on 29 August 1881 in Finch Township, Ontario - brother of Annie Bell McGillvary, Moose Creek, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Moose Creek, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 59th Regiment; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark grey hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Crysler, Ontario, on 28 April 1916 (number 634090) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 14 December 1917 - killed in action on 1 April 1918 - buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery (grave IV.B.8), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

Lance-Sergeant John McGillivray

Born on 29 December 1886 in Bridge of Allan, Scotland - husband of Francis E. McGillivray, Rockland, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bank clerk; married; currently a member of "F" Company, Governor General's Foot Guards (one year); previously served with the 4th Black Watch (three years) and the 6th Black Watch (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; dark brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 March 1915 (number 410369) - 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 5 June 1918 - later served as Company Sergeant-Major with District Depot No.2, Kingston, Ontario.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Private George Wilson McGillivray

Born on 25 January 1889 in Montreal, Quebec - next of kin listed as Mrs. G.V. McGillivray, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as telephone engineer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 3rd Victoria Rifles of Canada; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 16 March 1915 (number 410975) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 15 or 17 September 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private George Stanley McGillivray

Born on 28 April 1891 in Smiths Falls, Ontario - son of William McGillivray, Smiths Falls, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: single; Presbyterian; trade as bookkeeper; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 1 February 1918 (number 3056420) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Friday, 19 November 2010

Private Herbey McGillis

Born on 13 January 1897 in Vankleek Hill, Ontario - son of Angus and Maude Cumming McGillis, Hawkesbury, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 23 July 1915 (number 410368) - 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 7 January 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 18 May 1917 - wounded on 27 or 29 June 1917 - invalided to England on 7 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - wounded on 12 or 14 August 1918 - invalided to England on 18 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private John McGill

Born on 28 August 1891 in Scotland - son of Mrs. Annie B. McGill, Kirkendwightshire, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the 5th King's Own Scottish Borderers; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 (number 410834) - transferred to 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 3 May 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Private Alexander McGibbon

Born on 14 February 1898 in Hastings County, Ontario - son of Emma Nobbs, Turriff, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Turriff, Ontario; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Bretheren (other denomination); height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Bancroft, Ontario, on 10 April 1916 (number 637049) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 18 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Captain William Lachlan McGeary, MC

Born on 31 July 1893 in St. Thomas, Ontario - son of Jesse Grace McNeary, St. Thomas, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 4th Overseas University Company, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 October 1915 (number 475477) - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 24 April 1916 - sent to England for Officers' Training Course on 12 December 1916 - commissioned and promoted to Lieutenant with the 7th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 24 February 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a Captain on 25 April 1917 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - invalided to England on 1 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 20 October 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

Awarded the Military Cross - official citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while commanding his platoon in an attack. Although wounded early in the day, he remained on duty throughout, keeping his platoon under control and setting a splendid example. He was responsible for the capture of a machine-gun and crew as well as for the repulse of a strong hostile counter-attack, in which he displayed the utmost gallantry and great presence of mind." - unit recommendation dated 3 July 1917: "He rendered most valuable services and showed most gallant leadership during the attack on La Coulotte and Avion Trench."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Private Hugh McGarvey

Born on 15 March 1897 in Croyn, Ontario - son of Robert McGarvey, Point Anne, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Millbridge, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 29 December 1915 (number 636173) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Lieutenant John Edward McGarity, MM and Bar

Born on 20 March 1896 in Walkerton, Ontario - son of Patrick and Bridget McGarity, Walkerton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 21 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410832) - 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 9 December 1917 - commissioned and promoted to Lieutenant with the 6th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 5 November 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 December 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 21 November 1916: "In attack on Desire Trench, Nov. 18/16, these N.C.O's and men did valuable work in maintaining communication throughout the Battn, all the time being under heavy shell fire. They also assisted, in bringing in the wounded."

Awarded the Bar to the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 17 April 1917: "For gallant conduct during operation on Apr. 9/17."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Private James Joseph McGarman

Born on 10 June 1879 in London, Ontario - nephew of Mrs. P. Howard, London, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Mount Bry[ag?], Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 6th Field Artillery (six years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 30 October 1915 (number 189347) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - captured and made a prisoner of war on 11 January 1917 - repatriated on 26 December 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private William Thomas McFerran

Born on 5 April 1889 in Belfast, Ireland - son of James McFerran, Belfast, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; medium hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 16 March 1915 (number 411081) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Monday, 15 November 2010

Private Henry Joseph McFaul

Born on 16 July 1895 in Campbellford, Ontario - nephew of Catherine Cronk, Campbellford, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Campbellford, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3056360) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 8 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private Joseph Dodds McFaulds

Born on 13 March 1893 in Glasgow, Scotland - brother of Alice McFaulds, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the Forty Second [?] (four years); Salvation Army; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 5 July 1915 (number 144487) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 12 January 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 17 or 18 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 17 January 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Sergeant Nathaniel Cameron McFarlane

Born on 23 February 1892 in Fredericton, New Brunswick - next of kin listed as S.H. McFarlane, Fredericton, New Brunswick - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as chemist; single; currently a member of the Macdonald College Canadian Officers' Training Corps; previously served with the 71st Regiment and the 28th New Brunswick Dragoons; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair - at the time of his re-enlistment in 1916: married; previously served with the 71st Regiment (three years) and the 28th New Brunswick Dragoons (three years).

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 11 March 1915 (number 410959) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - [then what] - joined the 236th Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on 13 September 1916 - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 11 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private Hugh McFarlane

Born on 6 October 1897 in Scotland - nephew of Mrs. Hendry, Ceirre, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Washburn, Ontario; trade as farm hand; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 146th Battalion, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 16 March 1916 (number 835740) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 28 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 May 1918 - transferred to the 3rd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 11 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Private Alexander McFarlane, MM

Born on 24 July 1886 in Tarbert, Scotland - son of John McFarlane, New Liskeard, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 January 1916 (number 669264) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown: "For bravery in the Field."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Private Thomas Isaac McFadden

Born on 11 July 1899 in Bastard, Ontario - grandson of George Whalen, Plum Hollow, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Plum Hollow, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 146th Battalion, CEF (five months); Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Delta, Ontario, on 20 September 1916 (number 640223) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 December 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Friday, 12 November 2010

Private Herman Clyde McFadden

Born on 22 May 1890 in Carleton County, Ontario - son of Robert and Jennie McFadden, Carleton Place, Ontario - nephew of Mrs. James Wilks, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Carleton Place, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 15 July 1916 (number 640186) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - died on 26 August 1918 of wounds suffered that day - buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (grave XVIA.A.8), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

Private James Raymond McFadden

Born on 10 August 1889 in Carleton Place, Ontario - husband of Bella McFadden, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Carleton Place, Ontario; trade as moulder; married; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment guard (eleven months); no previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; weight of 170 pounds; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 30 June 1916 (number 1042005) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded accidentally on 2 February 1918 - invalided to England on 12 February 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Private William McEwan

Born on 28 January 1883 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Beatrice McEwan, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as painter and decorator; married; no current military service; previously served with the Governor General's Foot Guards (eleven years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 March 1916 (number 640014) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 11 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Lieutenant Francis Chevers McElroy

Born on 15 August 1888 in Richmond, Ontario - son of William McElroy, Richmond, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as bank clerk; Church of England; currently a member of the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (five years); no previous military service.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, as a Captain on 22 March 1916 - reserved to the temporary rank of Lieutenant for the purpose of proceeding to France on 1 January 1918 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 April 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 September 1918 - promoted as Honorary Captain and Temporary Quartermaster on 23 December 1918 - promoted to Acting Major from 16 January to 2 July 1919 - served with reserve units.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Private Frank Lewis McElhiney

Born on 16 February 1878 in Windsor, Nova Scotia - husband of Thresia McElhiney, Erie, Pennsylvania - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Windsor, Nova Scotia - trade as carpenter; married; currently a member of the 81st Regiment (cook); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 155 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Windsor, Nova Scotia, on 13 December 1915 (number 733310) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 March 1917 - invalided sick to England on 12 May 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Private Peter Cockburn McEdwards

Born on 14 June 1900 in Gravenhurst, Ontario - son of Martha McEdwards, Gravenhurst, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Gravenhurst, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 122nd Battalion, CEF, in Gravenhurst, Ontario, on 1 May 1916 (number 763650) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 27 or 28 June 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 or 7 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 19 January 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; e-mail from grandson, Peter Stephen Mcedwards, 11 July 2013)

Private Lauchern McEachern

Born on 12 December 1895 in Eldon Township, Victoria County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Jennie McEachern - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Woodville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Woodville, Ontario, on 2 February 1916 (number 725596) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Monday, 8 November 2010

Private Angus McEachern

Born on 8 January 1897 in Oakley, Muskoka, Ontario - son of Peter McEachern, Woodville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Woodville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 16 December 1915 (number 725025) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 May 1917 - wounded on 26 or 29 June 1917 - invalided to England on 19 August 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Lieutenant Hugh Allan McDougall

Born on 18 October 1877 in Brodie, Ontario - husband of Jean McDougall, South Porcupine, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as merchant; Protestant; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; previously served with the 5th RSC (five years) and in South African (one year).

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in Camp Borden, Ontario, as a Lieutenant on 10 December 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 30 November 1916 - wounded on 26 April 1917 - invalided to England on 1 May 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 25 June or 13 July 1917 - promoted to Acting-Captain on 27 September 1917 - promoted to Captain on 27 March 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Private Gordon McDougall

Born on 29 September 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. William McDougall, Kenross, Michigan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details provided); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 58th Battalion, CEF, in Niagara Camp, Ontario, on 30 June 1915 (number 453094) - landed in France with the 58th Battalion on 20 February 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 7 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Captain Edward Stuart McDougall

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 February 1915 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - promoted to Major - wounded on 6 June 1916 - rejoined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 5 October 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Private Angus Archibald MacDougall

Born on 22 June 1890 in Vancouver, British Columbia - son of D. MacDougall, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 6 feet 4 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 17 March 1915 (number 411055) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as a Lieutenant on 17 July 1915 - wounded on 8 December 1916.

Awarded the Military Cross.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private William Patrick McDonald

Born on 19 September 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Martin McDonald, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as father; single; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current military service; previously served with the 43rd Regiment; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium dark complexion; dark grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, on 11 January 1918 (number 3055956) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.A.20), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

Friday, 5 November 2010

Private William McDonald

Born on 14 September 1897 in Alexandria, Ontario - son of James McDonald, Alexandria, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Greenfield, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 633126) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 30 October 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded a Mention-in-Despatches - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 17 January 1919: "Recommended for Mention in 'Peace Despatch' for services as Clerk in Battalion Orderly Room."

Recommended for a Military Medal, but no award made - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For Gallantry during the operations in the vicinity of Bourlon, Sept 27th to 30th 1918."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Private Walter McDonald

Born on 25 June 1891 in Toronto, Ontario - husband of Annie McDonald, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as driver; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; brown eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 28 January 1916 (number 669261) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 30 or 31 October 1917 - invalided to England on 13 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 27 or 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 5 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Lieutenant John Ranald McDonald

Born on 20 December 1892 in Alexandria, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Jane McDonald, Alexandria, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bank clerk; single; currently a member of the 59th Regiment (as signal sergeant) (six years); no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 6 feet 0 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, as an other rank in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 April 1915 (number 410955) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded 30 October or 1 November 1916 - invalided to England on 2 November 1916 - commissioned as a Lieutenant with the 7th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 4 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 January 1918 - wounded on 27 May 1918 - invalided to England on 3 June 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private Gordon John McDonald

Born on 10 April 1897 in Owen Sound, Ontario - son of William McDonald, Owen Sound, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Abbey, Saskatchewan; single; Presbyterian; trade as grain buyer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; medium brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, CEF, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 11 March 1918 (number 1263711) - taken on the strength of the 28th Battalion, CEF, on 6 September 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 September 1918 - killed in action on 27 September 1918 - buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery (grave III.A.3), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Private George Duncan McDonald

Born on 1 July 1888 in Alexandria, Ontario - son of Angus McDonald, Alexandria, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bookkeeper; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410670) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 10 or 11 June 1916 - wounded on 11 June 1917 - wounded on 8 December 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private George McDonald

Born on 5 July 1887 in Lanarkshire, Scotland - cousin of George Rowe, North Sidney, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 2nd Battalion, Scottish Rifles (three years); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 29 January 1915 (number 410551) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 15 September 1916 - patient at Canadian Military Hospital, Eastbourne, England - invalided to Canada for further medical treatment.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Private Edward Allan McDonald

Born on 27 August 1887 in Carleton Place, Ontario - son of Allan McDonald, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 January 1915 (number 410431) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 22 May 1916 - transferred to the 1st Canadian Labour Battalion, CEF, on 8 January 1917 - transferred to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 13 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

Private Garret McDonald

Born on 21 October 1896 in Apple Hill, Ontario - son of R.J. (or Donald) and Margaret McDonald, Apple Hill, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Apple Hill, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards (one year); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 19 January 1916 (number 633247) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 15 September 1917 - invalided to England on 28 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 30 May 1918 - wounded on 12 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 October 1918 - died of sickness in France on 19 February 1919 - buried in √Čtaples Military Cemetery (grave LXXII.C.12), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

Monday, 1 November 2010

Private Douglas McDonald

Born on 4 February 1895 in Stratford, Ontario - friend of Miss Adelina Steppler, Sebringville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Stratford, Ontario; trade as baker; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 110th Battalion, CEF, in Stratford, Ontario, on 1 March 1916 (number 727625) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)