Monday, 30 August 2010

Private Christopher Alfred Margerum

Born on 20 March 1897 in London, England - next of kin listed as Christopher J. Margerum, Mount Dennis, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 32 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 22 December 1915 (number 775128) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - accidentally wounded on 26 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 September 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 3 December 1917 - 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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