Tuesday 15 March 2011

Private George William Montroy

Born on 18 December 1895 in Green Valley, Ontario - son of Charles Montroy, Oxford Mills, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Oxford Mills, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptvile, Ontario, on 16 February 1916 (number 639623) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 15 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)

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