Tuesday 19 October 2010

Private Archibald McCausland

Born on 20 July 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - grandson of Mrs. Elizabeth Scanlan, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plumber; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 33.75 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 26 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410828) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 Augtust 1916 - died on 20 October 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension (grave II.I.13), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

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