Tuesday 2 March 2010

Private Ralph Kenny

Born on 24 March 1898 in Finch Township, Ontario - son of Robert Kenny, Embrun, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Embrun, Ontario; trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served in high school cadets (three years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34.75 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 11 August 1916 (number 640205) - taken on the strength of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 16 January 1918 - transferred to the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, on 22 January 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 or 25 July 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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