Born on 10 July 1872 in Collace, Perthshire, Scotland - son of Dam[?] Sqings[?], Stirling, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario; trade as cheesemaker; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.
Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 19 February 1916 (number 190005) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 23 April 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)