Friday 29 April 2011

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 (, 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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