Saturday, 30 April 2011

Private Robert Murray

Born on 16 February 1893 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Annie Murray, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as agriculture; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details); previously served with the Officers' Training Corps at Guelph; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 16 March 1915 (number 410999) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the 4th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, on 1 July 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 Louis Murray

Born on 7 July 1896 in Tilley Road, New Brunswick - son of Michael Murray, Tilley Road, New Brunswick - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; single; no current military service; previously served with the 73rd Regiment (two years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown eyes.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 7 October 1915 (number 145255) - departed for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 73rd Battalion, CEF, on 12 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 16 April 1917 - transferred to No.1 Canadian Veterinary Hospital, CAVC, CEF, on 18 January 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 July 1918 - killed in action on 1 September 1918 - buried in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery (grave I.C.31), 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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.127)

Friday, 29 April 2011

Private John Douglas Murray

Born on 3 October 1890 in Earltown, Nova Scotia - brother of H.C. Murray, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as brother; trade as civil servant; single; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards; previously served with the 71st Battalion (two years as a sergeant); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 15 March 1916 (number 639877) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 17 May 1918 - served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 20 May 1919 - 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 James Murray

Born on 9 October 1897 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Mrs. James Murray, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 31 inches normal; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 15 December 1915 (number 639148) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 26 or 27 October 1917 - invalided to England on 3 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, 28 April 2011

Private Harry Murray

Born on 14 November 1890 in Boston, Massachusetts - son of Mrs. Mary Murray, Boston, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Haliburton, Ontario; trade as lumberman; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Haliburton, Ontario, on 1 December 1915 (number 726007) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 15 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)

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis John Murray

Born on 23 June 1876 in Portsmouth, England - husband of Florence A. Murray, Winnipeg, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade "nil"; married; currently a member of the 106th Regiment; previously served in the Imperial Army (twenty-two years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 61st Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 1 June 1915 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 23 April 1917 - attached to the 78th Battalion, CEF, on 26 April 1917 - attached to the 75th Battalion, CEF, from 9 August 1917 to 15 May 1918 - invalided sick to England on 15 May 1918.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the South African War.

Awarded a Mention-in-Despatches during the First World War - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (announced 28 May 1918): no recommendation text.

(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, 27 April 2011

Private Roy Vincent Murphy

Born on 11 January 1892 in Lockeport, Nova Scotia - son of James Murphy, Lockeport, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lockeport, Nova Scotia; trade as fisherman; single; currently a member of the 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery; no previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; slight complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, on 17 July 1916 (number 1033142) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 11 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 August 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.26), 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 Martin James Murphy

Born on 2 January 1885 in Southport, England - husband of Annie or Mary Murphy, Edmonton, Alberta - son of James and Mary Murphy - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as motorman; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 51st Battalion, CEF, in Edmonton, Alberta, on 18 January 1915 (number 436470) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 October 1916 - transferred to the 12th Brigade Machine Gun Company, CEF, on 15 December 1916 - transferred to the 4th Battalion, CMGC, CEF - promoted to sergeant (acting-battery sergeant-major) - died on 18 September 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery (grave VIII.G.1B), France.

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

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Private John Frederick Murphy

Born on 1 October 1882 in Perth, Ontario - son of Mrs. Catherine Murphy, Perth, Ontario - 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 37 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Rockcliffe Camp (Ottawa), Ontario, on 1 October 1915 (number 145241) - 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.

(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, 25 April 2011

Corporal John Clayton Murphy

Born on 8 March 1896 in Bobcaygeon, Ontario - son of Gerald Murphy, Bobcaygeon, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Bobcaygeon, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as father; no current military service; previously served with the 45th Regiment (two weeks and "holds Corporal's papers"); height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 8 February 1918 (number 3056561) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 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)

Private Gerald Patrick Murphy

Born on 22 July 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. M. Murphy, Ottawa, 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 36.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1915 - struck off strength to the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 10 August 1915 (number 455204) - transferred to the Royal Canadian Regiment on 25 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)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Private George Murphy

Born on 27 June 1895 in England - son of Reverend Father Cadieux, Brubridge, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 January 1915 (number 410123) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - died on 4 June 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery (grave I.J.2A), 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 Charles Harry Murphy

Born on 24 June 1885 in the United States (to Canadian parents) - no next of kin listed - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as soldier; single; no current military service; previously served in the military for three years (no unit provided); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 March 1915 (number 410503) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 16 September 1915 - wounded on 10 or 13 July 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 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, 23 April 2011

Private Ernest Beal

Surname sometimes spelled "Beale" - born on 12 January 1878 in Kent, Ohio - son of George and Francis Beal, Kent, Ohio - brother of Norman Beal, Kent, Ohio - attestation form notes trade as labourer, single, currently a member of the 52nd Regiment, no previous military service, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 36.5 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, gray hair, Reformer Church - other documents note trade as farmer; Church of England, weight of 120 pounds (January 1919).

Joined the 53rd Battalion, CEF, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, on 11 February 1915 (number 440657) - sentenced to five days detention on 31 March 1915 - sentenced to two days detention on 21 May 1915 at Camp Sewell for being absent without leave one day - sentenced to nine days detention with hard labour on 21 July 1915 at Camp Sewell for being absent without leave from 21 to 30 July 1915 - sentenced to 10 days detention on 1 October 1915 at Camp Hughes for refusing to obey an order - discharged at Camp Hughes after being absent without leave for fifteen days on 3 November 1915 "as not likely to become an efficient soldier".

Joined the 97th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 9 December 1915 (number 700287) - promoted to Corporal on 4 July 1916 - reduced to Private on 15 August 1916 as "inefficient" and sentenced to four days detention - sentenced to further punishment on 15 September 1916 for "refusing to obey an N.C.O." - embarked at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on SS Olympic for overseas on 18 September 1916 - disembarked at Liverpool, England, on 25 September 1916 - transferred to the 7th Reserve Battalion, CEF, at Seaford, England, on 1 January 1917 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in Le Havre, France, on 4 April 1917 - departed Le Havre for the 38th Battalion on 23 April 1917 - joined the 38th Battalion in the field on 27 April 1917 - sent to 11th Canadian Field Ambulance from 3 to 10 September 1917 - sentenced on 9 October 1917 to seven days' Field Punishment No.2 for being absent on the morning of 7 October 1917 - wounded on 8 February 1918 by a shell or gun shot wound to the upper left arm and sent to No.6 Canadian Casualty Station by 12th Canadian Field Ambulance - sent to No.1 Canadian General Hospital in √Čtaples, France, on 9 February 1918 - invalided to England on 14 February 1918 - sent to No.1 Western General Hospital, Woodgate Park Epsom on 14 February 1918 - posted to Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in Seaford on 14 February 1918 - transferred to Military (Convalescent) Hospital in Epsom on 27 April 1918 - discharged from hospital and placed on command of 3rd Canadian Command Depot in Seaford on 1 July 1918 - taken on strength of the 6th Reserve Battalion, CEF, in Seaford, England, on 3 October 1918 - sent to No.14 Canadian General Hospital in Eastbourne on 15 October 1918 - sent to No.14 Canadian General Hospital with influenza on 15 October 1918 - discharged from hospital on 21 October 1918 - taken on strength of No.1 District Depot in London, Ontario, on 21 December 1918 - arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on board SS Carmania on 30 December 1918 - discharged from the Canadian Expeditionary Force in London, Ontario, on 1 February 1919.

Mentioned-in-Despatches (London Gazette No.30448, 28 December 1917) - no citation - unit recommendation 5 October 1917: "For particularly efficient services rendered during previous months." - personnel record notes "for valuable services rendered in connection with Military Operations in the Field."

(Many thanks to Jim Busby for sending me a copy of Private Beal's personnel file).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Library and Archives Canada, personnel file (thanks to Jim Busby); 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 Alfred Murgatroyd

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 May 1915 (number 410825) - 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 7th Area Employment Company, CEF, on 22 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)

Private Hilliard Joseph Murdock

Born on 11 May 1897 in Matilda Township, Ontario - son of Wilson Murdock, Spencerville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Iroquois, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 4th Hussars' St. Lawrence Canal Patrol; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Iroquois, Ontario, on 31 January 1916 (number 633368) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 15 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - wounded on 1 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)

Sergeant Robert Percy Barr, DCM

Born on 6 March 1898 on South Mountain, Ontario - son of William Barr, Oxford Mills, Ontario - brother of Private Thomas Murray Barr, 38th Battalion, CEF - attestation form notes trade as farmer, single, no current military membership, previously served one year with 56th Regiment in Kemptville, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 39 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, Presbyterian.

Joined the 109th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Lindsay, Ontario, on 6 March 1916 (number 724051) - trained at Lindsay and Barriefield, Ontario - sailed for England on 17 July 1915 - trained at Camp Witley - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 22 February 1917 - sent to 13th Field Ambulance with gun shot wound to the left thigh and left cheek - rejoined the battalion on 6 April 1917 - died on 30 October 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery (grave I.B.5), Belgium.

A letter to Sergeant Barr's family from Lieutenant A.D. Stalker, his officer commanding, dated 20 November 1917 reads:
It is with deep regret that I write these few lines to you, to express my sincere sympathy for you in your recent bereavement[.] I have purposely delayed writing until this date so as to be sure of the truth of the report[.] The official report has now reached us, with the location of Sergeant Barr's last resting place, which I have just given to his brother. Although I had only known Sergeant Barr for a comparitively [sic] short time, I had found him to be one of the most dependable and trustworthy fellows I have ever known[.] He was a great favoriet [sic] with all the members of A Coy [who] realise that they have lost in Sergt Barr one of their best friends.

I truly realize the emptiness of mere words in a case of this kind, but I write in hope that when time has dulled the edge of your bitter grief the, the knowledge that others recognized the sterling worth of your son might be of some consolation to you.
Recommended for an unnamed decoration, likely a Military Medal - no award - unit recommendation 1 March 1917: "For conspicuous work during the raid carried out by this Battn on the enemy trenches Feb 22/17."

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal - citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of bombers. At a critical moment he established a block on an exposed flank, and with great gallantry and determination held in check superior numbers of the enemy until artillery support could be obtained. Throughout the entire action he encouraged his small party by his cheerfulness and personal example, undoubtedly giving the enemy the impression that the block was held in much greater strength than was actually the case." - unit recommendation dated 3 July 1917 - "During attack on Avion Trench June 27/17 this N.C.O. showed great judgement and courage in placing a block in the trench in our advanced position and holding our flank with only six bombers, against very great odds."

(My sincere thanks to Roy Brown and Sylvia Armstrong for additional documents and imagery on Sergeant Barr).

(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); miscellaneous material on Barr from Mr. Roy Brown and Mrs. Sylvia Armstrong)

Private Thomas Murray Barr

Born on 5 October 1894 in South Mountain, Ontario - son of William Barr, Oxford Station, Ontario - brother of Sergeant Robert Percy Barr, 38th Battalion, CEF - attestation form notes trade as blacksmith, single, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 39.5 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, Church of England.

Joined the 109th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Lindsay, Ontario, on 9 December 1915 (number 724699) - transferred to the 124th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 9 December 1915 or 4 May 1917 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 31 July or 1 August 1917 - wounded on 24 March 1918 - invalided to England on 29 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, 22 April 2011

Private George Murdock

Born on 15 October 1896 in Forresters Falls, Ontario - son of Mrs. Margaret Murdock, Forresters Falls, Ontario - 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 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 5 January 1915 (number 410143) - 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 or 1 November 1916 - invalided to England on 2 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 May 1917 - died on 28 June 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery (grave II.C.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)

Private Dennis James Murdock

Born on 17 March 1879 in Quyon, Quebec - son of Mrs. Mary Murdock, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 6 April 1915 (number 410365) - 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 1917 - died of those wounds on 4 November 1917 - buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (XXI.EE.16), 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)

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Private Frederick Murch

Born on 21 February 1882 in Wimbledon, England - brother of Daisy Murch, Winnipeg, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Winnipeg, Manitoba; trade as waiter; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; dark blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 29 April 1916 (number 261281) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 April 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)

Corporal Robert Ralph Munson, MM

Born on 30 March 1891 in Carleton Place, Ontario - husband of Marjorie May Munson, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Carleton Place, Ontario; trade as laborer; married; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 163 pounds; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Carleton Place, Ontario, on 26 January 1916 (number 787662) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 December 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For gallantry during the operations in vicinity of Bourlon, 27th Sept 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))

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Private Stanley Munro

Born on 26 May 1894 in Fitzroy Harbor, Ontario - son of Mrs. W. Munro, Fitzroy Harbor, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Fitzroy Harbor, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1918 (number 3320572) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 2 or 3 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)

Captain James Howard Munro

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, as medical officer on 8 or 16 February 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in Bermuda on 12 March 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)

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Private Alexander Munro, Jr.

Born on 26 December 1890 in Boissevain, Manitoba - son of Alexander, Sr., and Mary Munro, 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 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; medium hair.

Attended local public and high schools and Britannia High School, Vancouver, British Columbia - attended McGill College, British Columbia, in the faculty of Arts from 1913 to 1915.

Joined the 1st McGill University Company, 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 5 March 1915 (number 411062) - departed for England in May 1915 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in France on 16 July 1915 - captured and made a prisoner of war at Sanctuary Wood, Belgium, on 2 June 1916 "after trying, with the help of a comrade, to retain a machine gun emplacement. Wounded and burned with liquid fire, they were made prisoner by the Germans and after five days journey across Germany, arrived at the Prisoners of War Camp, Dulmen." - worked as chaplain under Prisoners Church Committee from October 1916 to May 1917 - "He was instrumental in sending a secret report of camp conditions to the Dutch Ambassador in Berlin through whose efforts conditions were improved." - moved to Senne Camp in May 1917 - released from Germany in December 1918 - repatriated to Canada and returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, in April 1919.

Attended the University of British Columbia in the faculty of Arts from 1919 to 1920 - struck by an attack of influenza in April 1920, which "so impaired his health that it was necessary for him to spend the following winter in the south." - died on 12 March 1921 in Vancouver from tuberculosis contracted in wartime prison camps.

(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, Ltd., 1924), p.98)

Monday, 18 April 2011

Private Frederick Joseph Mullins

Born on 14 January 1894 in Metcalfe, Ontario - son of Mrs. J. Mullins, Metcalfe, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Metcalfe, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as Constable in the Dominion Police Force; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1918 (number 3320160) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 3 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)

Corporal Edward Mundy

Born on 22 July 1896 in London, England - son of Reginald Mundy, Hulbert[?], Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 November 1915 (number 145397) - departed for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - invalided to England on 27 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 April 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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.127)

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Private William Joseph Mullin

Born on 18 November 1894 in Toronto, Ontario - husband of Edna Mullin, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as tinsmith; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 26 January 1916 (number 775355) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 28 May 1918 - invalided to England on 10 June 1918.

Died on 1 September 1923.

(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 Andrew Mulligan

Born on 26 February 1897 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Emma Mulligan, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Ottawa, Ontario (different from wife); married; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 16 February 1918 (number 3056711) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.A.21), 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, 16 April 2011

Private Robert Mullen

Born on 20 June 1889 in Renfrew, Ontario - son of Hugh Mullen, Renfrew, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Renfrew, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 11 January 1918 (number 3055964) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 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 Percy Mullen

Born on 15 February 1893 in North Wakefield, Quebec - son of Alonzo and Nellie Mullen, Farrelton, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410364) - 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 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 April 1917 - wounded on 5 April 1917 - invalided to England on 16 April 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 James Leonard

Born on 19 January 1893 in Forforshire, Scotland - son of Peter and the late Annie Smith Leonard, Monikie, Forfarshire, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as miner; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 24 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410534) - 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 24 November 1916 - invalided to England on 29 November 1916 - repatriated to Canada - died on 12 October 1918 - buried in the veterans' section of Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario.

(Many thanks to dutyandvalour.com for the image of Private Leonard's headstone).

(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 Bernard Bertram

Born on 3 August 1893 in Birmingham, England - husband of Mrs. Bernard Bertram, Picton, Ontario - attestation form notes trade as farmer, married, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 34.5 inches, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, Methodist.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, on 10 September 1915 (number 219505) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in France on 5 or 6 October 1915 - wounded on 18 or 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916.

Died on 18 September 1938 - buried in the veterans' section off Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario.

(Many thanks to dutyandvalour.com for the image of Bertram's headstone).

(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, 15 April 2011

Private James Patrick Muldoon

Born on 5 March 1886 in North Bay, Ontario - son of John and Dorie Muldoon, North Bay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as travelling salesman; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 6 feet 1.75 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blueish-gray eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 1 February 1915 (number 410824) - 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 - joined the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 21 September 1917 - promoted to sergeant.

(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 Joseph Mullen

Born on 27 July 1898 in Boston, Massachusetts - son of Mary Brardon, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as groom; no current military service; previously served with US Army home force; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 7 October 1915 (number 145259) - sailed overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 30 December 1917 - invalided to England on 3 January 1918 - repatriated to Canada on 24 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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.126)

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Private Frank Muir

Born on 28 September 1897 in Newtonbrook, Ontario - son of David P. Muir, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as lumberman; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details provided); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 December 1915 (number 775352) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 2 October 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 David Patterson Muir

Born on 8 November 1889 in Toronto, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. D.P. Muir (later Mrs. C.E. Leach), Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as machinist; single; currently a member of the 48th Highlanders of Canada (three years); previously served with the 11th Field Ambulance, Army Medical Corps (two years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in Valcartier, Quebec, on 26 September 1914 (number 33301) - taken on the strength of No.2 Stationary Hospital, CEF, on 6 November 1914 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 May 1917 - killed in action on 28 June 1917 - buried in Arras Road Cemetery (grave II.C.7), 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, 13 April 2011

Corporal Burton Oliver Muir, MM

Born on 19 August 1896 in Seaforth, Ontario - son of John Muir, Seaforth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Seaforth, Ontario; trade as leggings cutter; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion, blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, in Seaforth, Ontario, on 20 January 1916 (number 654303) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 December 1916 - wounded on 26 March 1917 - invalided to England on 15 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 26 April 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For Gallantry during the operations in the vicinity of Bourlon, 27th Sept 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))

Lieutenant John Ernest Muckle

Born on 23 March 1890 in Blenheim, Ontario - son of John Ernest Muckle (married to Phoebe E.A. Scarf), Blenheim, Ontario, and Phoebe Stirling (married to Will J. Stirling), Blenheim, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details provided); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light 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 - killed in action on 15 January 1917 - buried in √Čcoivres Military Cemetery (grave IV.B.13), 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; Peter Gower (comp.), Kingston Volunteers: The Thing To Do (Kingston: n.p., 2008), p.111)

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Private Clarence Henry Murch

Born on 29 March 1891 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Aldon F. and Christina Murch, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; single; currently a member of the Canal Duty Guards (three months); previously served with the 59th Regiment; Baptist; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 25 February 1915 (number 410681) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 2 April 1917 - died of wounds on 6 May 1917 - buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery (grave III.E.4B).

(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 Edward Mouncey

Born on 30 March 1885 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland - son of Mrs. Margaret Mouncey, Kirkcudbright, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 March 1915 (number 410524) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 2 or 4 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)

Monday, 11 April 2011

Private Melville Earl Moulton

Born on 4 November 1896 in Balaclava, Ontario - son of Mrs. M.H. Moulton, Owen Sound, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as barber; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 27 March 1916 (number 839018) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October or 1 November 1917 - invalided to England on 4 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)

Major James Alfred Motherwell

Joined the 131st Battalion, CEF, on 6 December 1915 - taken on the strength of the 10th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 30 January 1917 - wounded on 1 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, from 24 July to 2 December 1917 or 5 to 19 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)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Private Edward Mostyn

Born on 2 March 1895 in London, England - son of O. Mostyn, London, England - friend of Mrs. Sarah Martin, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 January 1915 (number 410363) - served with the 38th Battalion, CEF, during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - 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)

Privates Moses Moss

Born on 20 July 1895 in England - son of Mrs. Alice Moss, Oswaldtwisthe, Lancashire, England - friend of Mrs. F. Turner, Westboro, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 December 1914 (number 410142) - 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 or 1 November 1917 - invalided to England on 4 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps on 15 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)

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Private John Mosley

Born on 1 March 1891 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Abegal Mosley, Braeside, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 5 January 1915 (number 410831) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 6 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)

Private Mina Moskal

Born on 12 November 1880 in Kieff (Kiev?), Russia - husband of Luceria Muskal, Kievsk Gub, Umansk Uesd - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as lumberman; married; no current or previous military service; Greek Orthodox; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 775973) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off strength to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 11 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)

Friday, 8 April 2011

Lieutenant Orland Forest Moses, MC, MM

Born on 9 April 1893 in Osgoode, Ontario - son of James Moses, Osgoode, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as telegrapher; single; no current military service; previously served with the 56th Regiment; Methodist; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brownish grey hair; medium hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 June 1915 (number 410362) - 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 1 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 November 1916 - wounded on 10 or 12 April 1917 - invalided to England on 17 May 1917 - commissioned as a Lieutenant - transferred to the 7th Reserve Battalion on 4 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 23 November 1917 - wounded on 16 March 1918 - invalided to England on 24 March 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 18 October 1918 - invalided sick to England on 27 March 1919.

Awarded the Military Cross - official citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in operations around Valenciennes, from 1st to 5th November, 1918. He was the first of his company to cross the bridge, remaining in the face of very hostile machine-gun fire until he had got the whole force safely across. Later, he led a fighting patrol through the city on his own initiative, silencing four machine guns and killing and taking many prisoners. On one occasion, although wounded in the head and leg, he continued leading his men forward, under very heavy fire, until their objective was gained. His courage and coolness throughout were worthy of high praise." - unit recommendation dated November 1918: "For gallantry during operations in the vicinity of Valenciennes from Nov. 1 to 5/18."

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (announced 19 February 1917): "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))

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Private John William Morton

Born on 30 June 1887 in Lindsay, Ontario - husband of Mary Morton, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as clerk; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 January 1916 (number 775119) - 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)

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Private Joseph Alexander Mortland

Born on 9 January 1877 in Liverpool, England - son of Rebecca Janes Mortland, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stationary engineer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 18 February 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410823) - 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 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 April 1917 - wounded on 5 May 1918 - invalided to England on 12 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 Peter Mortenson

Born on 17 October 1896 in Polk County, Minnesota - son of Ole Mortenson, Spalding, Saskatchewan - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Spalding, Saskatchewan; single; Lutheran; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, CEF, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 21 March 1918 (number 258838) - 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 - wounded on 27 or 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 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)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Private Bruce Gordon Morse, MM

Born on 7 September 1897 in Richmond, Ontario - son of Hiram Morse, Richmond, Elgin County, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Bayham, Ontario; trade as painter; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; clear complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 18 March 1916 (number 190081) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 5 November 1917 - invalided to England on 11 November 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (award announced on 19 February 1917): "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))

Monday, 4 April 2011

Captain William Archibald Morrison

Born on 17 November 1882 in Glen Norman, Glengarry County, Ontario - son of Neil Morrison, Matheson, Ontario - brother of Miss K.B. Morrison, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carriage trimmer; single; currently a member of the 59th Battalion (nine years); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 8 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 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 28 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)

Private Finlay Morrison

Claimed born on 2 or 15 August 1897 in Lewis, Scotland - true date of birth 1 August 1900 - son of Mrs. Catherine Morrison, Lewis, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; fair brown complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 167th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 30 August 1916 (number 672700) - [then] - enlisted in the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 31 August 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - struck off strength to England as a "minor" on 5 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, 3 April 2011

Private David Morrison

Born on 10 June 1889 in Louis, Scotland - son of Angus Morrison, MacDowall, Saskatchewan - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in MacDowall, Saskatchewan; single; Presbyterian; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, CEF, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 17 January 1918 (number 257483) - 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 - wounded on 2 October 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 14 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)

Private William Hugo Morris

Born on 12 March 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of William Dawler and Mary A. Morris, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as university student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410512) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, France.

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

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Private William Arthur Morris

Born on 23 September 1895 in Boston, Massachusetts - son of D.R. and Mary Morris, Mattawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 15 February 1915 (number 410547) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - died on 28 October 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Contay British Cemetery (grave III.D.28), 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 Raymond Frederick Morris

Born on 29 September 1897 in Jamaica - son of Rachel Morris, Pembroke, Bermuda - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as gardener; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, at Prospect Barracks, Bermuda, on 31 August 1915 (number 410546) - 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 11 September 1916 - invalided to England on 19 September 1916 - transferred to the 8th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, on 18 April 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, 1 April 2011

Private Leonard Lionel Morris

Born on 28 April 1891 in Jamaica - husband of Ada Morris, St. David's, Bermuda - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as assistant store keeper; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, at Prospect Barracks, Bermuda, on 31 August 1915 (number 410545) - 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 12th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF, on 16 August 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 29 July 1918.

Recommended for an unnamed decoration, likely a Military Medal, but no award made - unit recommendation dated 22 February 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))

Lieutenant James Ramsey Morris

Born on 26 June 1893 in Pembroke, Ontario - son of James L. and Mary A. Morris, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as legal student; single; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment (Lieutenant from 13 June 1914); previously served with the 2nd Field Company, Canadian Engineers (October 1912 to 13 June 1914); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 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 - invalided sick to England on 2 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 or 5 January 1917 - sent to England on 29 May 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in England from 31 May 1917 to 13 August 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)