Monday, 31 January 2011

Private Frederick Edward Meehan

Born on 22 June 1889 in London, England - son of Mrs. Fanny Elizabeth Meehan, Romford, Essex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Thornice, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in New Liskeard, Ontario, on 27 April 1916 (number 649267) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - killed in action on 10 August 1918 - buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery (grave II.D.1), 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 Albert Crelius Medley

Born on 7 July 1898 in West Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Hillock, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 24 January 1916 (number 775648) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 22 or 23 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 April 1917 - wounded on 18 September 1917 - invalided to England on 27 September 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF.

(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, 30 January 2011

Private George Medhurst

Born on 20 June 1877 in Kent, England - father of Ethel Medhurst, Rainham, Kent, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in New Comers Inn, Toronto, Ontario; trade as farmer; widower; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3[?] inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 2 December 1916 (number 513355) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 12 August 1918 - struck off strength to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, 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)

Company Quartermaster-Sergeant Percy Herbert Medcalf

Born on 20 August 1884 in Heddlesboro, England - next of kin listed as Emily May Medcalf, Woodstock, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as station stopman; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 168th Battalion, CEF, in Woodstock, Ontario, on 8 January 1916 (number 675090) - taken on the strength of the 1st Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 8 or 9 June 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 September 1918 - transferred to Headquarters, 1st Division, CEF, 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)

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Private Albert Edward Meadows

Born on 4 August 1885 in Peckham, Kent, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. E. Meadows, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as musician; married; no current or previous military service; Salvationist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 72nd Battalion, CEF, as a member of the band in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 23 December 1915 (number 130163) - landed in France with the 72nd Battalion on 12 August 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 2 May 1917 - died on 21 April 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in La Targette British Cemetery (grave I.J.24), 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, 28 January 2011

Private Alfred McWilliam

Born on 25 December 1877 in Cumberland, England - husband of Eliza Jane McWilliam, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as papermaker; married with four children (twelve, ten and two years old and two weeks' old); no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 July 1915 (number 410155) - 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 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 29 November 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 William James McWhirter

Born on 2 December 1896 in Carlow Township, Ontario - son of William McWhirter, Boulter, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Renfrew, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; weight of 140 pounds; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 15 May 1916 (number 788640) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 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)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Corporal John Kenneth McVey

Born on 10 March 1895 in Yarmouth, Elgin County, Ontario - son of William McVey, St. Thomas, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 4 March 1916 (number 190037) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 3 December 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 Campbell McRobert

Born on 6 June 1893 in Colrains, Londonderry, Ireland - son of Margaret Jane McRobert, Belfast, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bank clerk; single; currently a member of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (two years and nine months); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Cyclists in Toronto, Ontario, on 18 August 1915 (number 540025) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 3 July 1916 - [left] - taken on the strength of the 6th Canadian Siege Battery, CEF, as a Gunner on 3 July 1917 - wounded on 8 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)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Private Ogle Alexander McRae

Born on 6 December 1897 in Meldrum Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario - son of Mrs. Ida McRae, Owen Sound, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as bookkeeper; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 10 April 1916 (number 839049) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 31 March 1918 - invalided to England on 5 April 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 29 or 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 19 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 James McRae

Born on 16 November 1880 in Edinburgh, Scotland - nephew of Alex McRae, Leith, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; very dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 24 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410964) - 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 22 November 1916 - died of those wounds on 26 November 1916 - buried in √Čtaples Military Cemetery (grave XX.C.10), 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)

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Sergeant Bertram McRae, MM

Also known as Donald McRae - born on 19 March 1887 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland - son of Alexander and Isabella McRae, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stonemason; single; no current military service; previously served with the 7th Gordon Highlanders in Scotland; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair, very light, hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 (number 410154) - 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.7), France.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 1 March 1917: "For conspicuous work during the raid carried out by this Battn on the enemy trenches Feb 22/17."

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org; 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))

Lieutenant Courtlandt Freer McQuire

Born in 1893 in Webbwood, Ontario - son of Mrs. H.F. McQuire, Parry Sound, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Parry Sound, Ontario; trade as gentleman; Presbyterian; currently a member of the Canadian Army Service Corps; no previous military service.

Joined the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, as a Lieutenant in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 April 1917 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, from 13 September to 13 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, 24 January 2011

Private Robert McQueen

Born on 10 June 1885 in Maxwellton, Scotland - husband of Janet McQueen, Maxwellton, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as baker; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 83rd Battalion, CEF, on 10 August 1915 (number 171349) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 10 or 12 August 1918 - invalided to England on 16 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)

Sergeant William Burson McCuaig

Born on 16 March 1893 in Brechin, Ontario - son of Rosanna McCuaig, Orillia, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as compositer[?]; single; no current military service; previously served with the 48th Highlanders (six months); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 35th Battalion, CEF, in Niagara, Ontario, on 26 July 1915 (number 135534) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - captured and made a prisoner of war on 10 August 1918 - repatriated on 27 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)

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Private Ralph Stewart MacPherson

Born on 2 March 1896 in Springhill, Nova Scotia - son of Mrs. J. Yelland, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McNill student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Attended McGill College, British Columbia, in the faculty of Science from 1907 to 1908.

Joined the British Columbia Horse as a Private in January 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 5 March 1915 (number 411046) - sailed for England in May 1915 - joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - promoted to Corporal in January 1917 - sent to Bexhill, England, to attend Officers' Training Course as a Cadet in May 1917 - commissioned as a Lieutenant with the 7th Reserve Battalion, CEF, in July 1917 - rejoined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 1 November 1917 - wounded at Passchendaele on 17 November 1917 - wounded at Mons on 9 or 10 November 1918 - repatriated to Canada and discharged in March 1919.

Awarded the Military Cross in 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; Anonymous, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.84)

Private James McPherson

Born on 3 April 1897 in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, Scotland - son of James and Helen McPherson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as laborer, single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 5 January 1916 (number 775133) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - died of those wounds on 12 May 1917 - buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery (grave II.K.11A), 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)

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Private Charles McPhail

Born on 15 February 1889 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Alberta (Bertie) McPhail, Meaford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Meaford, Ontario; trade as barker; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 March 1915 (number 410288) - [then] - joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Arnprior, Ontario on 1 December 1915 (number 788246) - discharged at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 22 September 1916 and classified as a "deserter" - joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 September 1916 (number 788246) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 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)

Private Patrick McPeak

Born in December 1894 in Carleton Place, Ontario - brother of Mrs. Theresa Devine, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stove moulder; single; no current military service; previously served in one camp with the 42nd Regiment; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 20 January 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410562) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 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)

Friday, 21 January 2011

Lance-Corporal Roy Douglas McOnie

Born on 28 September 1893 in Manchester, England - son of Mrs. Mary McOnie, Halifax, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Halifax, Nova Scotia; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined The Royal Canadian Regiment, CEF, on [?] September 1914 (number 9052) - served with The Royal Canadian Regiment during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - [left] - joined the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, under the alias Roy Douglas Warren on 15 August 1916 (number 1033256) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 April 1917 - invalided sick to England on 10 August 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF.

(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 Stanley Anthony Edward McNulty

Born on 29 August 1897 in Wheeling, West Virginia - next of kin listed as Mrs. L. Sehmalstie[?], Wheeling, West Virginia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Kingston, Ontario; trade as cook; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; sandy hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 8 September 1916 (number 634172) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 5 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)

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Warrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant-Major) John Andrew McNulty

Born on 8 August 1892 in Springtown, Ontario - son of Patrick McNulty, Barryvale, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; gray eyes; slightly red hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 10 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410560) - 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 22 February 1917 - invalided to England on 14 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Recommended for an unnamed decoration, likely a Military Medal, but no award made - unit recommendation dated 1 March 1917: "For conspicuous work during the raid carried out by this Battn on the enemy trenches Feb 22/17."

(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))

Private James McNulty

Born on 1 July 1896 in Dublin, Ireland - next of kin listed as Willie McNulty, St. Georges Home, Hintonburgh, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 59th Battalion from 10 June to 11 July 1915; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 July 1915 (number 144422) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 25 May 1916 - joined the No.1 Construction Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, as a Sapper on 12 June 1916 (number 1081245) - transferred to the 1st Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF, on 9 February 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)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Private Clifford Arthur E. McNulty

Born on 23 February 1897 in Vankleek Hill, Ontario - son of Peter McNulty, Vankleek Hill, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as printer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 22 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410840) - 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 12 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 19 September 1918 - wounded on 27 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 23 December 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)

Private Victor Borel McOrmond

Born on 28 September 1896 in Cripple Creek, Colorado - son of Mrs. May McOrmond, Mattawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: lived in Canada for twelve years; parent British; trade as rodman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 19 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410561) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 May 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 2 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, on 1 June 1918 - later promoted to Acting Corporal.

(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, 18 January 2011

Private James McNicol

Born on 31 August 1885 in Renfrew, Ontario - son of Mrs. Janet McNicol, Renfrew, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as brakesman; single; no current military service; previously served with the 42nd Regiment (nine years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 4 January 1915 (number 410781) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 1 or 5 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)

Sergeant Robert Joseph McNeill

Born on 28 November 1893 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mary A. McNeill, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 15 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410839) - 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 23 August 1917 - invalided to England on 6 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)

Monday, 17 January 2011

Major Edward Rupert McNeill

Born on 18 November 1876 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Eva Margaret McNeill, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as broker; married; currently a member of the Active Militia; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1915 - 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 - invalided to England on 3 November 1916 - seconded[?] to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in England as an acting Lieutenant-Colonel from 8 February or 18 August 1917 to 12 or 22 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)

Corporal John McNeil

Born on 10 September 1872 in Christ Church, New Zealand - husband of Margaret McNeil, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plasterer; married; no current military service; previously served as a trooper with the Victoria Mounted Rifles (two years); height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410153) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 2 August 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)

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Private Archie MacNeill

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, on 9 February 1916 (number 633431) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 13 August 1918 - struck off strength to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 25 October 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 8 November 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 Albert Willard McNeil

Born on 29 September 1896 in Pakenham, Ontario - son of Robert McNeil, Arnprior, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Arnprior, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 242nd Battalion, CEF, in Arnprior, Ontario, on 22 August 1916 (number 1048063) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - accidentally injured on 29 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)

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Sergeant Malcolm Leslie McNee

Born on 16 April 1899 in Renfrew County, Ontario - son of Mrs. M. McNee, Ashdod[?], Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as office clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Signals Training Depot, Canadian Engineers, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 21 May 1917 (number 2043119) - 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.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 26 December 1918: "Recommended for Mention in 'Peace Despatch' for services as Clerk in Battalion Orderly Room."

(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 McNaughton

Born on 7 July 1883 in Glasgow, Scotland - no next of kin provided - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stonecutter; single; currently a member of the 23 Regiment [British? American?] (nine years); previously served with the Maxim Gun Section, United States Army; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 January 1915 (number 410337) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 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)

Friday, 14 January 2011

Private Robert Maxwell MacNaughton

Born on 18 September 1895 in Norwood, Ontario - son of Donald MacNaughton, Norwood, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Norwood, Ontario; trade as public school teacher; single; no current military service; previously served in a cadet corps; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 19 June 1917 (number 2098922) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 September 1918 - wounded on 1 November 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 20 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 1 March 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 John Duncan McNaughton

Born on 9 May 1893 in Glengarry Township, Ontario - son of Mrs. Hugh King, Williamstown, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in St. Raphael, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 20 December 1915 (number 633069) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 21 April 1918 - invalided to England on 26 April 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, 13 January 2011

Lance-Corporal Karl McNaughton

Born on 9 November 1889 in Kenyon Township, Ontario - son of John P. and Bell McNaughton, Maxville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Maxville, Ontario; trade as farmer and machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 43 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Corps, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 January 1917 (number 513805) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917 - killed in action on 27 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave I.C.14), 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 John Joseph McNamara

Born on 3 March 1891 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Margaret McNamara, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 8 May 1915 (number 410838) - 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 30 October 1916 - invalided to England on 31 October 1916 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF.

(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, 12 January 2011

Private John McNally

Born on 7 January 1875 in Kirkennie, Wistenshire, Scotland - husband of N. McNally, Tresgrove[?], Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as blacksmith; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 10th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 11 January 1916 (number 115826) - taken on the strength of the Headquarters, 4th Canadian Division, on 11 August 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 30 or 31 January 1917 - 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)

Lance-Corporal Hugh McNally

Born on 28 June 1893 in Ireland - friend of James Cosgrove, Thurso, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 March 1915 (number 410005) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 8 February 1916 - wounded on 3 April 1916 - wounded on 9 or 11 October 1916 - wounded on 21 March 1918 - wounded on 9 August 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal.

(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, 11 January 2011

Private Albert McNally

Born on 19 April 1891 in Euphradia Township, Grey County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Walpole, Markdale, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Markdale, Ontario; trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 838616) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 3 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 William McNair

Born on 28 July 1883 in London, England - son of Mrs. Mary McNair, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as Canadian Pacific Railway fireman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 July 1915 (number 410152) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 13 August 1916 - taken on the strength of the 127th Battalion, CEF, as a Sapper on 12 January 1917 - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF, on 10 February 1917 - [discharged from CEF] - joined the Special Guard, Canadian Military Police Corps, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 September 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, 10 January 2011

Sergeant John Peter McNab, MM

Born on 5 December 1894 in Osgoode Station, Ontario - son of Colin and Sarah E. McNab, Arnprior, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 32.5[?] inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 4 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410559) - 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 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 23 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 April 1917 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.17), France.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 29 April 1918: "As No.1 on the Lewis Gun which accompanied the right party in the raid Apr. 26/18, this man performed very valuable work. When the party was temporarily held up by wire and an enemy garrison he brought his gun into action with splendid effect, causing many casualties."

(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)); Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Private James Weir McMunn

Born on 24 December 1886 in Carleton Place, Ontario - son of Thomas McMunn, Hermon, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Lansdowne, Ontario; single; Church of England; trade as farm labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 32 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 12 January 1918 (number 3056105) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 3 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)

Private John E. McMullen

Born on 15 March 1886 in Erinsville, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. Mary Ann McMullen, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 18 January 1915 (number 410992) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the 4th Field Company, Canadian Engineers, CEF, on 5 February 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, 8 January 2011

Private James McMullen

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, on 26 January 1916 (number 838716) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 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)

Private William Duncan McMillan

Born on 6 November 1894 in Sonya, Ontario - brother of George McMillan, Sunderland, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 4 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410837) - 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 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 June 1917 - killed in action on 27 March 1918 - buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension (grave II.D.19), 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, 7 January 2011

Private Samuel McMillan

Born on 11 January 1893 (1915 enlistment) or 11 January 1895 (1916 enlistment) in Belfast, Ireland - husband of Margaret McMillan, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his attempted enlistment in 1915: trade as confectioner; married; currently a member of the Governor General's Body Guard; previously served with the Canadian Field Ambulance (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Attempted to join [58th Battalion, CEF???] in 1915 - refused inoculation - struck off strength on 1 August 1915 - joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 23 December 1915 (number 775130) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 26 or 28 May 1917 - invalided to England on 2 June 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 Robert Henry McMillan

Born on 18 July 1898 (1916 enlistment) or 18 July 1899 (1915 enlistment) in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland - son of Robert McMillan, 53rd Overseas Battalion, Winnipeg - brother of Miss Edith McMillan, Winnipeg, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Tisdale, Saskatchewan; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 1.5 inches; chest of 31.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brownish gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined "A" Company, [???], as a bugler in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 1 November 1915 (441379) - discharged on 23 June 1916 as "proved unsuitable" as a bugler - joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 24 June 1916 (number 261566) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 March 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 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)

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Private John McMillan

Born on 16 March 1888 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of John McMillan, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 22 February 1916 (number 633523) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 29 October 1917 - invalided to England on 9 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 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 Andrew McMillan

Born on 1 January 1896 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of Andrew McMillan, Hamilton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as chauffeur; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2.75 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair; "Teeth Attention required."

Joined the 120th Battalion, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 757758) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917 - 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)

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Private John West Macmeeken

Born on 21 October 1888 in Lanarkshire, Scotland - next of kin listed as Mrs. Macmeeken, Edinburgh, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as civil engineer; single; currently a member of the McGill University COTC; previously served with the Edinburgh University OTC (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38.2 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 1 April 1915 (number 411029) - 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)

Private John McManus

Born on 23 April 1889 in St. Eugene, Ontario - husband of Mary McManus, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as wife; married; Roman Catholic; trade as switch board man at Bell Telephone; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; height of 162.5 pounds; medium complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 16 February 1918 (number 3056696) - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 13 September 1918 - wounded on 27 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 December 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)

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Private Francis Ambrose McManus

Born on 19 March 1894 in Perth, Ontario - son of Mrs. Rose Anna McManus, Perth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 26 January 1915 (number 410558) - 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 15 June 1917 - invalided to England on 30 June 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 Frank James McMann

Born on 24 April 1896 in Brantford, Ontario - nephew of Florence Davis, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Brantford, Ontario; trade as butcher; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair; "Teeth require attention."

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 4 April 1917 (number 270652) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 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)

Monday, 3 January 2011

Private Leroy Joseph McMahon

Born on 11 August 1897 in Montreal, Quebec - son of Edward L. McMahon, Lowell, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Woodstock, New Brunswick; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Woodstock, New Brunswick, on 22 August 1916 (number 1033268) - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 13 or 14 December 1916 - sent to England on 12 January 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 November 1917 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 7 December 1917 - wounded on 27 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 Enoch Arthur McMahon

Born on 9 April 1893 in Aylesford, King's County, Nova Scotia - next of kin listed as B.W. McMahon, Aylesford, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as agriculture student; single; currently a member of the Macdonald College COTC; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11.4 inches; chest of 38.1 inches; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, on 8 March 1915 (number 410943) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 28 or 29 June 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)

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Private Edward McMahon

Born on 29 August 1897 in Lindsay, Ontario - son of Edward McMahon, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Lindsay, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as spinner; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 3055254) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 December 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)

Private William John McLeod

Born on 9 September 1897 in Proton, Grey County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Neil McLeod, Proton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Proton, Ontario; trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 10 April 1916 (number 839062) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - invalided sick to England on 6 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, 1 January 2011

Lance-Corporal John Malcolm McLeod

Born on 28 February 1896 in Prince County, Prince Edward Island - son of Neil and Ada Ramsay McLeod, Summerside, Prince Edward Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student at McGill University; single; currently a member of the McGill University COTC; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10.2 inches; chest of 35.7 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 6 March 1915 (number 410935) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - declared missing in action on 4 June 1916 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10), 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)

Private John Herbert McLeod

Born on 16 December 1893 in Wentworth County, Ontario - brother of Nelson McLeod, Windsor, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined No.3 Section, Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 9 March 1917 (number 2043031) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 19 February 1919.

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))