Sunday 16 December 2012

Private James Melbourne Warren

Born on 31 October 1879 in Harbor Grace, Newfoundland - husband of Catherine Warren, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as piano salesman; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 13 January 1916 (umber 725153) - taken on the strength of the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, on 14 March 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 23 or 24 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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