Wednesday 23 March 2011

Sergeant Algernon Cecil Moran

Born on 1 December 1891 in Isle of Wight, England - next of kin listed as Miss Muriel Moran, Jersey City, New Jersey - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bank clerk; single; currently a member of the 3rd Victoria Rifles of Canada (four years); no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.3 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 3 March 1915 (number 410928) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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