Monday 8 February 2010

Private Malcolm Dennis Jordan

Born on 14 September 1895 in Debuga, India - next of kin listed as Mrs. Jordan, Hazanibagh, East India Railway, India - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as agricultural student; single; currently a member of the Active Militia; previously served with the English public school Officers' Training Corps in Dover (two years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 16 March 1915 (number 411001) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 2 or 5 June 1916 - promoted to Acting Sergeant - discharged from the CEF with phlebitis in the left leg - joined the [???] in Ottawa, Ontario, on 9 July 1917.

(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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