Wednesday 11 February 2009

Private James Coutts Findleton

Born on 26 November 1880 in Dundee, Scotland - son of Mrs. Alice Findleton, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as organ builder, single, no current military service, previously served with the Dundee Highlanders (two years), Baptist, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (number 410735) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 19 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 February 1917 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - invalided to England on 13 April 1917.

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