Thursday 21 October 2010

Private Allen Ferguson McConnell

Born on 5 May 1895 in Renfrew, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Ann McConnell, Cobden, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Cobden, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as farm labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 1 March 1918 (number 3056959) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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