Friday 22 October 2010

Private Cecil McConnell

Born on 18 April 1900 (claimed 1896 on enlistment form) in Sulteville, Ontario - son of Frank McConnell, Sulteville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Sulteville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 59th Regiment canal patrol (six months); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9.75 inches; chest of 39.25 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Comeau, Quebec, on 19 January 1916 (number 633202) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 10 July 1917 - invalided to England on 15 July 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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