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)

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