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)