Monday, 23 August 2010

Private Peter Malyk

Born on 26 July 1893 in Pedly, Russia - son of Mrs. Fedora Malyk, Pedly, Russia - brother of William Malyk, Alvin, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Carleton Place, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; weight of 155 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 28 November 1916 (number 1042454) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 9 November 1917 - transferred to the 3rd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF, as a Sapper on 6 August 1918.

(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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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