Saturday 30 October 2010

Acting-Corporal (Private) Archibald MacDonald

Born on 8 January 1881 in Aberfeldy, Scotland - son of Mrs. Margaret MacDonald, Aberfeldy, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Forfarshire Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers) (two years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 17 March 1915 (number 411054) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915.

(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)

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