Sunday 28 October 2012

Private Alexander Duguid

Born on 8 December 1894 in Aberdeen, Scotland - son of Catherine Duguid, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 39 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 30 November 1915 (number 724624) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 5 May 1917 - buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery (grave III.A.7), France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Duguid's headstone in La Chaudière 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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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