Sunday 17 October 2010

Private Austin Paul McCarthy

Born on 4 January 1893 in Stoneham, Massachusetts - son of Austin McCarthy, Burlington, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Suffield, Alberta; trade as shoemaker; single; no current military service; previously served with high school cadets in Stoneham, Massachusetts (three years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 32 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on 3 May 1916 (number 261339) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 4 November 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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