Monday 5 April 2010

Private Lachlan McLean Elliott

Born on 6 November 1895 in Vancouver, British Columbia - son of S.C. Elliott, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student, single, no current military service, previously served two years with high school cadets and two months with 18th Field Ambulance, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, medium hair.

Graduated from McGill College British Columbia with a degree in Arts in 1914-15.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 24 March 1915 (number 411057) - transferred to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded at Ypres, Belgium, on 4 June 1916 - invalided to England in June 1916 - invalided to Canada in October 1916 - discharged from the CEF in June 1918..

(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; Anonymous, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.45

1 comment:

Matthew Fraser Moat said...

Thank you very much! Lachlan McLean Elliott was my second cousin twice removed and it is good to find out something about him.