Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Lance-Corporal Alexander Grant MacLachlan

Born on 21 June 1896 in Asia Minor, Turkey - next of kin listed as Alexander MacLachlan, International College, Smyrna, Turkey - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Queen's University Canadian Officers' Training Corps; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 12 April 1915 (number 411123) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the imperial army on 26 August 1916 in order to be commissioned.

(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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