Sunday, 1 August 2010

Lance-Corporal William Macauley

Born on 30 November 1883 in Edmonton, Alberta - brother of Mrs. J. Jellis, Edmonton, Alberta - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as sister; trade as engineer; single; no current military service; previously served with the Alberta Dragoons (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 32 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 30 December 1915 (number 207439) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a Private on 27 or 28 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 26 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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