Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Private George Elmer Macdonald

Born on 18 April 1897 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of George Walter Macdonald, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as telegraph operator; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3056271) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 7 November 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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