Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Private Michael Manion

Born on 20 August 1894 in Prescott, Ontario - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Manion, Prescott, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as "none"; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.25 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 11 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410813) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 29 October 1916 - invalided to England on 4 November 1916.

(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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