Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Private John Arthur Maguire

Born on 17 May 1893 in Carleton Place, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Maguire, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as riveter; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 (number 410793) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 12 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)

1 comment:

Bill Glover said...

John Arthur Maguire also enlisted in the Canadian Army for WW2.