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)

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