Saturday 16 October 2010

Private Austin Francis McCarthy

Born on 19 September 1883 in Toronto, Ontario - husband of Sarah McCarthy, St. Thomas, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as carpenter; married (with two children); no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 5 February 1916 (number 189964) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 17 October 1917.

(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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