Monday 1 March 2010

Corporal James Wilmer Kenny

Born on 28 May 1897 in Seeleys Bay, Ontario - son of Rachael Kenny, Seeleys Bay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Seeleys Bay, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair light hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 17 December 1915 (number 639358) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 13 September 1917 - invalided to England on 24 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - wounded on 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 1 October 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)

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