Friday, 13 August 2010

Private Albert Edward MacLeod

Born on 31 August 1901 (attestation form gives 1897) in Walton, Ontario - son of Roderick MacLeod, Walton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Walton, Ontario; trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, in Russells, Ontario, on 14 February 1916 (number 654452) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion as a "minor" on 24 April 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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