Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Private Raymond Eustace Mackness

Born on 30 May 1879 in London, England - next of kin listed as Alfred Mackness, Port Nancy, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as ranger; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 72nd Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 9 November 1915 (number 130066) - landed in France with the 72nd Battalion on 12 August 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 1 or 2 May 1917 - wounded on 28 May 1918 - invalided to England on 1 June 1918.

(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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