Sunday 23 September 2012

Private John Angus

Born on 5 December 1897 in Renfrew, Ontario - son of Malcolm Angus, North Bay, Ontario - attestation form gives trade as butcher, single, not now nor previously a member of the military, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 36 inches, fair complexion, gray eyes, light brown hair, Presbyterian.

Joined the 38th Battalion on 11 May 1915 (number 410005) - served with the battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, France.

(Updated with an image of Pte Angus' headstone in Regina Trench Cemetery that I took in August 2012).

(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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