Saturday 27 March 2010

Lance-Corporal Percy Donnington Kisbey

Born on 2 October 1895 in Manor, Saskatchewan - next of kin listed as Richard Claude Kisbey, Estevan, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 5 April 1915 (number 411092) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1915 - killed in action on 8 June 1916 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10), Belgium.

(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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