Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sergeant James Christopher Maloney

Born on 24 December 1891 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Patrick and K. Maloney, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plumber; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 March 1915 (number 410135) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - died on 18 November 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Contay British Cemetery (grave VIII.F.3), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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