Monday, 16 August 2010

Major John Alexander Clark Macpherson

Born on 12 July 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Sarah Edith Macpherson, Ottawa, Ontario (later Wimbledon, England) - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bank clerk; married; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (five years); previously served with the Army Medical Corps (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 28 February 1917.

(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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