Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Private Orville James Noonan

Born on 26 June 1894 in Bathurst Township, Lanark, Ontario - son of George Noonan, Christie's Lake, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served as a captain in the Perth Cadet Corps; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 156 pounds; fair complexion; blue-brown eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Perth, Ontario, on 2 December 1915 (number 787060) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - injured accidentally and invalided to England on 4 March 1917 - later served with the Royal Air Force.

(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 Omer Noonan

Born on 15 August 1896 in Mallorytown, Ontario - son of Robert Noonan, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as telegraph operator; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 130 pounds; fair complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 8 November 1916 (number 1042369) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 December 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

Monday, 30 May 2011

Private James Patrick Noonan

Born on 7 January 1889 in London, England - son of Ann Noonan, Somerstown, London, England - friend of Mother Evangeliste, St. George's Home, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 January 1915 (number 410934) - 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 1 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 December 1917 - 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)

Private Lloyd Edward Noland

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, on 18 April 1916 (number 261233) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 May 1917 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - invalided to England on 5 July 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, 29 May 2011

Private Gordon Clifford Nolan

Born on 2 January 1891 in Lansdowne, Quebec - husband of Laura Scott Nolan, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: polisher; married; currently a member of the 41st Regiment (four years); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; weight of 138 pounds; fair complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 26 March 1915 (number 410568) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 or 29 November 1916 - injured accidentally and invalided to England on 16 October 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 William Henry Noice

Born on 20 March 1896 in Minden, Ontario - son of Mary Jane Noice, Minden, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 27 September 1915 (number 724258) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF.

(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 Henry William Noffke

Born on 29 August 1878 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Herman Noffke, Cummings Bridge, Ontario - brother of Fred Noffke, Eastview, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: stonemason; single; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry (in Halifax, one year), the Governor General's Foot Guards (five years), and the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (five years); Lutheran; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 31 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410845) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 or 11 November 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)

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Major Robert Egerton Noble

Born on 26 August 1881 in Picton, Ontario - husband of Caroline Pearl Noble, Picton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Picton, Ontario; chinamaker; Church of England; currently a member of the 16th Regiment (one year); previously served with the Royal Canadian Regiment (five years).

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant on 10 December 1915 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in France for instruction from 23 or 24 December 1916 to 7 January 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, 27 May 2011

Private Joseph Henry Nobes

Born on 2 February 1898 in Howe Island, Frontenac County, Ontario - son of Margaret Nobes, Gananoque, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Gananoque, Ontario; cheesemaker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; sandy hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 7 January 1916 (number 639367) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 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)

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Private Michael Nicolaiff

Born on 13 April 1894 in Sidney, Canada - son of Hrirorig Nicolaiff, Isocaose, Kamenes, Russia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: cook's help; single; no current or previous military service; Greek Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 January 1915 (number 410026) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 12 April 1917.

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)

Private William Allan Nicol

Born on 28 July 1895 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Barbra Nicol, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Elphin, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 7 January 1918 (number 3055570) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 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)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Acting-Lance-Corporal Robert Nicol

Born on 7 June 1886 in Forfer, Scotland - husband of Bessie Nicol, Westboro, Ontario - son of Mrs. James Nicol, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: carpenter; single; currently a member of the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (six years); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded - at the time of his enlistment in 1919: brown complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 January 1915 (number 410372) - 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 - invalided to England on 14 December 1916 - later served as an acting-sergeant with the Canadian Engineers - discharged on 10 April 1919.

Joined the Corps of Military Staff Clerks as a sergeant in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 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 McAdam Nickle

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 April 1915 (number 411118) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - transferred to the 21st Battalion, CEF, on 29 January 1916 - wounded on 29 June 1916 - rejoined the 21st Battalion on 17 January 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - rejoined the 21st Battalion on 11 September 1917 - at some point commissioned as an officer and promoted to major - seconded as Aide de Camp, Headquarters, Overseas Military Forces of Canada, from 19 February to 12 March 1918 - seconded as a Staff Captain with the same formation from 13 March 1918 to 2 July 1919.

Awarded the Military Cross.

Awarded the Medaille d'Honneur avec Glaives, en Vermeil.

(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, 24 May 2011

Private William Sherman Nicholson

Born on 15 April 1893 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Nicholson, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: plumber and steam fitter; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; medium dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 20 February 1915 (number 410933) - 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 or 22 November 1916 - invalided to England on 29 December 1916 - invalided to Canada for further treatment.

(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 Gordon Nicholson, MC

Born on 10 December 1895 in Westmount, Quebec - son of John Alexander Nicholson, Westmount, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: arts student at McGill University; single; no current military service; previously served with the McGill Canadian Officers' Training Corps (two years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; light brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 5th University Company in Montreal, Quebec, on 24 November 1915 (number 487265) - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 6 or 7 June 1916 - sent to England for the Officers' Training Course on 19 November 1916 - promoted to lieutenant with the 7th Reserve Battalion on 10 March 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a captain on 21 July 1917 - wounded on 8 or 9 August 1918 - invalided to England on 12 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 15 November 1918 - sent to England to attend Khaki University on 2 March 1919.

Awarded the Military Cross - official citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and organizing ability in command of an infantry detachment carried in Tanks. The Tank commanding officer was killed, and although he had no previous experience, he helped the non-commissioned officer to bring the Tank into action. Although twice wounded, he remained with the Tank, organizing the gun crews. After reaching his objective, he kept up effective fire on the enemy, and did not leave for the dressing station until the new line had been consolidated, after setting fine example." - unit recommendation dated 14 August 1918: "For gallantry conduct during operations in Cayeux Wood Aug. 8th 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))

Monday, 23 May 2011

Private John Frederick Nichols

Born on 30 April 1892 in Cambray, Ontario - son of John Nichols, Sunderland, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Sunderland, Ontario; farmer; single; current a member of the 20th Border Horse (one year); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 725139) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - transferred to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 1 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 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)

Sergeant Charles Robert Nichols

Born on 21 October 1881 in Bracknell, Berkshire, England - husband of Mary Nichols, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; contractor and carpenter; married; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (one year); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Rockcliffe Camp, Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 September 1915 (number 145051) - departed Canada 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 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 December 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 2 August 1918 (for "Canada Instruction Duty") - returned to Canada on 22 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.131)

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Private William Joseph George Nicholls

Born on 16 October 1880 in Manchester, England - husband of Emily A. Nicholls, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; tin smith; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 January 1916 (number 669300) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - died on 30 October 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (grave XXI.AA.10), 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 William Nicoll

Born on 11 June 1890 in Castle-Fraser, Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - son of William Nicoll, Sr., Castle-Fraser, Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 5 April 1915 (number 4111105) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - killed in action on 3 February 1917 - buried in √Čcoivres Military Cemetery (grave IV.C.16), 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, 21 May 2011

Private Joseph Lees Nicholls

Born on 12 June 1882 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland - son of Joseph and Sarah Nicholls, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland - father an apple plumber - brother of Mrs. W.L. Nicholls, Lesinchow, Lanarkshire, England - brother of John, Mary, Alexander, Rachel and William Nichols - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: student at the University of Saskatchewan; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 19 March 1915 (number 411084) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in France on 16 July 1915 - killed in action on 2-4 June 1916 - official report: "Killed in action [during] attack at Sanctuary Wood." - buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery (grave VI.E.58), Belgium.

His name is listed on the Memorial Gates at the University of Saskatchewan.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 150, Accession 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death (via www.ancestry.ca); 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; General Register Office for Scotland, 1901 Scotland Census (via www.ancestry.ca); "Memorial Gates (University of Saskatchewan)", wikipedia.org (accessed 15 May 2011))

Private David Ross Nichols

Born on 9 September 1893 in Beaver City, Boone County, Nebraska - brother of Mrs. Eva Robinson, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as sister; single; Methodist; engineer; no current military service; previously served with the 57th Regiment (three years); height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 8 January 1918 (number 3055667) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 7 September 1918.

Married Gladys Brisbin (born on 12 August 1898 in Manvers Township, Ontario, to William and Caroline Carrie (nee Argue) Brisbin; died on 4 August 1978 in Peterborough, Ontario) in Peterborough, Ontario, on 9 August 1919 - parents of Elwood Ross (born 22 March 1920, died 5 April 1985), Desmond Earl (born 18 April 1926, died 9 February 1971), and Joyce Gladys Nichols.

Died on 13 December 1957 in Smith Township, Peterborough County, Ontario.

(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; Wright-Robinson (Durham Co) Robinson-Wright (Welland Co) Family Tree, by "SharonWright1901" on www.ancestry.ca; "Carol Mason's Family History", http://www.tmason1.com/c/pafg70.htm (accesses 6 May 2011))

Friday, 20 May 2011

Sergeant Heber Clinton Nichol

Born on 30 December 1896 (gave 1895 on his enlistment) in Roseneath, Ontario - son of the late Francis and Lottie (nee Seed) Nichol, Roseneath, Ontario - brother of Rubert B. Nichol - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: stenographer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 57th Regiment (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 9 December 1915 (number 219776) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 May 1917 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - official report: "Killed in action. He was killed by a bullet during an attack south of Vis-en-Artois." - battalion report: "Was hit in chest during advance [with D Company] 2 Sep 18. Body found about 30 yds left of Comm[unications] Trench and 10 yds in front of sunken road btw Moulin Damiers and the sand pits, which was the bn final objective." - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.23), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 31, Series C-1, Statistics Canada, 1911 Census of Canada (via www.ancestry.ca); ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death (via www.ancestry.ca); Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties List of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; 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; Archives of Ontario, Births, 1869-1911 (via www.ancestry.ca))

Private William Davy Nicholas

Born on 30 July 1886 in Langley, near Fawley, Southampton, Hants, England - son of David and Edith Nicholas, Ipers Bridge Tavern, Fawley, Southampton, Hants, England - brother of Frederick, Walter P. and Albert T. Nicholas - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Kingston, Ontario; butcher; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; sandy hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 27 October 1915 (number 220101) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 October 1916 - wounded on 9 or 12 April 1917 - invalided to England on 15 April 1917.

Married Ellen Victoria Wilson (age 27, born in North Fredericksburg, Ontario, daughter of William Wilson and Barbara Palmer) on 20 June 1918 in Frontenac, Ontario.

(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; Archives of Ontario, Registrations of Marriages, etc. (via www.ancestry.ca); The National Archives of the UK, Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891 (via www.ancestry.ca))

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Private William Newton

Born on 28 September 1886 in England - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Newton, Barkley, Liecestershire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 27 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410843) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 30 May 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 Reginald J. Newton, DCM

Born on 4 May 1895 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. M. Newton, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: piano fitter; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 26 August 1915 (number 219205) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 1 August 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal - official citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He continually carried messages under the most intense fire. Later although wounded, he refused to leave his post and continued to render most valuable services." - unit recommendation dated 19 January 1917: "In attack on Desire Trench Nov. 18/16, he performed most valuable work in his capacity as Coy. Runner to Capt. MacDowell."

(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, 18 May 2011

Sergeant Allan Newport

Born on 15 May 1881 in Kerne Bay, Kent, England - husband of Norah Newport, Canterbury, England - son of John Edward Newport, Canterbury, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: railway inspector; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 6 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; iron grey hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 May 1915 (number 410160) - 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 or 19 November 1916 - died of those wounds on 23 November 1916 - battalion report: "While advancing with his coy [A Company] morning 18 Nov 16 was severely wounded by fragment of enemy shell fracturing his left thigh. Wound immediately dressed and evaced to No 5 Gen Hosp morning 23 Nov 16." - official report: "died of wounds (gunshot wound thigh) at No.5 General Hospital, Rouen." - buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension (grave O.II.U.9), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death (via www.ancestry.ca); Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties list of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; 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 Arthur Joseph Newman

Born on 2 October 1873 in St. Pancras, London, England - husband of Elizabeth Newman, Laurentian View, Ontario - son of William W. and Mary Ann Newman, St. Pancras, London, England - brother of William E., Richard Henry, Louisa Jane, Charles Edward and Maria Jane Newman.

At the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address as Laurentian View, Ontario; labourer; married; no current military service; previously served with the North Middlesex Rifles (five years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion. grey eyes; medium hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 26 February 1916 (number 633603) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - killed in action on 27 September 1918 - battalion report: "When advancing with his pl[atoon] thru Inchy en Artois towards Canal du Nord morning 27 Sep 18 an HE [high explosive] shell fell close to him and was instantly killed by concussion." - official report: "While advancing with his Platoon north west of Inchy-en-Artois he was instantly killed by concussion caused by a high explosive shell which fell close to him." - buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery (grave III.A.6), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death (via www.ancestry.ca); Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680299-003, Casualties list of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; 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; The National Archives of the UK, RG 11, piece 190, folio 33, page 5, Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881 (via www.ancestry.ca)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Private James Grant Newkirk

Born on 16 June 1894 in Fairgrounds, Houghton, Norfolk, Ontario - son of James S. and Annie M. Newkirk, St. Thomas, Ontario - brother of Harry C., Grave M., Gladys M., and John A. Newkirk - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; tin smith; single; currently a member of the 25th Regiment (two years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 9.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 10 April 1916 (number 190248) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - battalion report: "Severely wounded morning 30 Oct 17 while advancing with bn on P[asschendaele] Ridge, being hit in left side by fragment of enemy shell. Wounds immediately dressed and evaced to No. 3 CCS [Casualty Clearing Station] and later to No 6 Gen[eral] Hospt [Hospital] where DOW 5 Nov 17." - official report "'Died of Wounds' (Gunshot Wounds Back and Buttock) at No.6 General Hospital, Rouen" - died of those wounds on 5 November 1917 - buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension (grave P.III.L.1B), France.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman for the photograph of Private Newkirk).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 31, Series C-1, Statistics Canada, Census of Canada, 1901; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties List of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; 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)

Sergeant Arthur William Newman

Born on 27 October 1895 in Canada - son of Mrs. Lena Newman, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: tallyman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410246) - departed as part of the 2nd Reinforcement Draft in June 1915 - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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, 16 May 2011

Lieutenant Frederick James Newcomb

Born on 6 or 7 April 1888 in Memel, Albert County, New Brusnwick - husband of Annie Bell (nee Logan) Newcomb, Saint John, New Brunswick (married 5 September 1911) - son of George Whitfield Newcomb (a carpenter) and Emeline Stevens - brother of Mary Ethel, Eleanor C., Sarah M., and Comas A. Newcomb - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; railway mail clerk; Methodist; currently a member of the 74th New Brunswick Rangers (since June 1905); no previous military service.

Joined the 140th Battalion, CEF, as a captain in Saint John, New Brunswick, on 16 December 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant on 20 September 1917 - sent to England for RTC[?] on 28 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 31, Series C-1, 1901 Census of Canada (via www.ancestry.ca); 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; Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1670-1946 (via www.ancestry.ca); "The Newcombs in America - Descendants of Lieut. Andrew Newcomb Pt.3" (www.thenewcombs.org), accessed 30 April 2011)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sergeant Arthur Newbold

Born on 27 July 1897 in Aston, Birmingham, England - son of Mrs. Alice Newbold, Leicester, England - brother of Annie Newbold, St. Joseph Convent, Wolverhampton, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; weight of 119 pounds; light complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410566) - 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 29 October 1918 - Battalion report: "Was proceeding up the line with ration train and when in vicinity of La Sentinelle at about 4 p.m. 29 Oct 18 an enemy long range shell struck the road near his horse and fragment hit him in the chest, legs and face. Death instantaneous." - Official report: "While in his billet at Valenciennes he was instantly killed by a fragement of shell which entered the base of his neck between the shoulders." - buried in Denain Communal Cemetery (grave 1.A.18), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death (via www.ancestry.ca; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties list of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; 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)

Lieutenant John William New

Born on 30 December 1884 in Richwood, Ontario - son of Albert and Emily Louise New, Widdifield Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in North Bay, Ontario; assistant surveyor and engineer; Baptist; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant in North Bay, Ontario, on 1 January 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant on 30 November 1916 - killed in action on 31 March 1917 by the "fragment of [an] enemy shell...while on trench duty in Mandon North Trench" on Vimy Ridge - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.G.13), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death (via www.ancestry.ca); Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties list of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; 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, 14 May 2011

Private Charles Gordon Nevison

Born on 29 March 1899 in Assa, Saskatchewan - son of Thomas and Luisa (or Louise, nee Weeks) Nevison, Melfort, Saskatchewan - brother of Liley May, George H., Robert L., Luisa N., and Norman A. Nevison - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Melfort, Saskatchewan; assistant butter maker; single; no current militia service; previously served with the Melfort High School cadets (two years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 31 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 10 July 1916 (number 261638) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 23 August 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, on 6 September 1918.

Married Bernice Moud Hebener (born c.1897 in Huntsville, Ontario - daughter of Hiram and Alice (nee Houseman) Hebener) in Simcoe, Ontario, on 2 May 1921 - Nevison was a fireman at this time, Hebener a cook.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 31, Series C-1, Census of Canada, 1901, Rosthern, SK, The Territories, page 12, family number 98 (via www.ancestry.ca); 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; Archives of Ontario, Marriages, 1801-1928 (via www.ancestry.ca))

Private Albert Edward Neve, Jr.

Born on 1 July 1895 in Great Yarmouth, England - son of Albert Edward Neve, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 32.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; bluish grey eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 15 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410565) - 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 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918 - wounded on 7 November 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, 13 May 2011

Private Lester Charles Neuman

Born on 22 October 1896 in Arnprior, Ontario - son of John and Lena Neuman, Ottawa, Ontario - 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 3.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 February 1915 (number 410222) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 6 November 1915 - died of wounds on 4 December 1915 - buried in √Čtaples Military Cemetery (grave VI.A.24A), 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 John Henry Nettleship

Born on 30 November 1876 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England - husband of Emily Ann Nettleship, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; trade as plumber; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.25 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 December 1915 (number 769194) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 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)

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Private Ivor Frederick Nelson

Born on 2 January 1884 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mary L. Nelson, Providence, Rhode Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Chicago, Illinois; trade as chef; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 12 December 1917 (number 3106085) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 May 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 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)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Private Herbert Nicholls

Born on 10 March 1898 in Peterborough, Ontario - son of Mrs. Maud Nicholls, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Lakefield, Ontario; farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 93rd Battalion, CEF, in Peterborough, Ontario, on 14 February 1917 (number 195732) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 23 or 24 May 1917 - died on 30 June 1917 of wounds received that day - official report: "Died of wounds: gunshot wounds head, side and hand at No.7 Casualty Clearing Station" - battalion report: with B Company, "Wounded while on a working party in Avion on night 29 Jun 1917 putting up wire in front of our new line, receiving a wound in left side from fragment of enemy shell. Wound dressed and evaced to No 7 CCS [casualty clearing station] where died 30 Jun 17." - buried in Noeux-les-Mines Cemetery (grave II.C.29), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties list of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; 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 George Nicholls

Born on 30 November 1891 in Kent, England - son of J.C. and Elizabeth Francis Ryder, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 18 January 1916 (number 775656) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 26 March 1917 - official report: "Killed in action - while on duty in the trenches South East of Souchez, he was gassed by enemy shells and died almost immediately." - battalion report: with D Company, "Killed while on trench duty while bn in line on VR [Vimy Ridge], casualty occurred night 26 Mar 17 in Granby Trench and caused by fragment of shell which penetrated his neck." - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.F.22), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death (via www.ancestry.ca; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties list of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; 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)

Lieutenant Harry Freas Nelson

Born on 18 March 1897 in Woonsackell[?], Rhode Island - son of Reverend S.B. Nelson, DD, Hamilton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as father; trade as student; Presbyterian; currently a member of the 13th Royal Regiment; previously served in the Officers' Training Corps (three years).

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 December 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant on 25 April 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 2 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 23 August 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 Victor Nejer

Born on 4 June 1871 in Alloumont, Belgium - son of Jeoun Pierre Nejer, Alloumont, Belgium - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; trade as woodsman; single; no current military service; previously served with the French Army (three years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 227th Battalion, CEF, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on 20 May 1916 (umber 1003227) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 April 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 3 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)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Private Charles Neil

Born on 4 July 1893 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. L. Neil, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 June 1916 (number 246422) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.A.11), 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 Charles Franklin Neely

Born on 14 February 1896 in Seaforth, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Neely, Seaforth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Seaforth, Ontario; trade as baker; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, in Seaforth, Ontario, on 12 January 1916 (number 654244) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 December 1916 - transferred to the 3rd Labour Battalion, CEF, on 6 July 1917 - transferred to the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, on 21 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 22 December 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)

Monday, 9 May 2011

Corporal Robert Atkinson Needham

Born on 8 September 1894 in York, Ontario - son of Robert Needham, Summerville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Summerville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the Home Guard; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 11 December 1915 (number 775142) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 21 May 1917 - invalided to England on 28 May 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - wounded on 3 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 26 April 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 Ernest Needham

Born on 11 August 1897 in Lambton Mills, Ontario - son of Robert Needham, Summerville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Summerville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 31 December 1915 (number 775144) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - invalided sick to England on 31 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)

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Private Peter Neddow

Born on 6 November 1876 in Seeley's Bay, Ontario - brother of Joseph Neddow, Lansdowne, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lansdowne, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Gananoque, Ontario, on 21 March 1916 (number 639975) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 7 July 1918 - transferred to the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 13 September 1918.

Died on 30 August 1925.

(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 Alan Fairlie Neatby

Born on 14 December 1895 in Sutton, Surrey, England - son of A.M. Neatby, Renown[?], Saskatchewan - at the time of his commissioning in 1917[?]: Baptist.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 1 April 1915 (number 411085) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 16 April 1916 - wounded on 28 March 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 6 August 1917 - at some point commissioned as a Lieutenant.

Awarded the Military Cross.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct 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)

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Private Frederick William Neale

Born on 21 June 1886 in Birmingham, England - husband of Mrs. M. Neale, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as painter; married; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; mid brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 12 February 1915 (number 410420) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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 Harold Neal

Born on 28 September 1890 in Harlowe, Ontario - brother of Casper Neal, Harlowe, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Kingston, ninety-one days) and 47th Regiment (one camp); Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Napanee, Ontario, on 15 May 1915 (number 410371) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 3 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 8 November 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916 - later served with reserve units.

(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, 6 May 2011

Private Joseph Alfonso Nash

Born on 5 September 1887 in Toronto, Ontario - husband of Annie Nash, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as salesman; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 32 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 775987) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 December 1917 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - invalided to England on 15 August 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 James Naismith

Born on 24 August 1873 in Lanark, Scotland - husband of Elizabeth Naismith, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter; married; no current military service; previously served with the VBHW[?] (Glasgow, Scotland, five years); Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; brown complexion; green eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410158) - 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 Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 2 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 12 January 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)

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Private Lawrence Andrew Nadeau

Born on 22 October 1901 (gave 22 October 1898 on enlistment form) in Morewood, Ontario - son of David Nadeau, Chesterville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Metcalfe, Ontario; trade as bank clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 June 1917 (number 2098920) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 March 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 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)

Lieutenant Reuben De Lemme Millyard

Born on 22 September 1894 in St. Thomas, Ontario - son of Reverend Reuben and Margaret Elizabeth (nee Schell) Millyard - brother of Malcolm Millyard, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as brother; trade as actuary; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 5th Overseas Universities Company, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 20 November 1915 (number 487280) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 August 1917 - wounded on 31 October 1917 - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 8 September 1918 - killed in action on 30 September 1918 - buried in Canada Cemetery (grave I.A.1), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; 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, 4 May 2011

Warrant Officer Class II Joseph Raphael Myers

Born on3 1 August 1895 in Guelph, Ontario - son of Mrs. Minnie Myers, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as steam engineer; single; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment, Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (four years); no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 May 1915 (number 410144) - 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 or 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 21 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 November 1917 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - invalided to England on 18 August 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, 3 May 2011

Private James Andrew Mutter

Born on 23 March 1876 in Chatham, England - husband of Laura Mutter, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as labourer; married with two children (12 and 14 years); currently a member of the 43rd Regiment, Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (six months); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 January 1916 (number 145760) - 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 - 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)

Monday, 2 May 2011

Private Arthur Cecil Musselwhite

Born on 21 August 1896 in Dorset, Cheshire, England - brother of Mrs. Louie Roots, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 5 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410826) - 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 12 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - invalided sick to England on 1 May 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 John Musgrove

Born on 22 March 1881 in Lancashire, England - son of Alice Musgrove, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; grey hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 26 January 1916 (number 669297) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 10 or 13 April 1917 - invalided to England 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)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Private William Alfred Murray

Born on 26 August 1893 in London, England - son of Alfred Murray, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stove maker; single; no current military service; previously served with the 95th Saskatchewan Rifles and the United States Army (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 73rd Battalion, CEF, on 23 October 1915 (number 133019) - landed in France with the 73rd Battalion on 12 August 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 April 1917 - wounded on 24 August 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 1 November 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 William Murray

Born on 16 October 1893 in Belfast, Ireland - brother of Minnie Murray, Bristol, England - friend of Miss Winnifred Thomberry, Belfast, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 30 November 1914 (number 410548) - 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 26 or 27 June 1917 - invalided to England on 26 July 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)