Monday 22 March 2010

Lieutenant David Pattee Kirby

Born on 23 October 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mary Francis Kirby, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in April 1916: present address same as mother; trade as clerk; single; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 6 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; sandy hair.

Joined the ???, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 4 April 1916 (number 246116) - [then what] - joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant on 1 May 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant on 11 November 1917 - wounded on 12 August 1918 - invalided to England on 15 August 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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