Sunday, 29 August 2010

Private George Henry Marchbank

Born on 26 March 1886 in Desable, Prince Edward Island - next of kin listed as David Marchbank, Alma, Prince Edward Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as miller; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.3 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 10 April 1915 (number 411115) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915.

(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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