Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Private Henry Patrick Mangan

Born on 8 July 1892 in England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Mabel Elsie Mangan, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as painter; married; no current military service; previously served with Industrial School, St. Georges, England (five years) [?]; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1915 (number 410048) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - killed in action on 8 February 1916 - buried in R.E. Farm Cemetery (grave III.B.8), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

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