Wednesday 13 October 2010

Private David Lyon McCallum

Born on 8 December 1895 in Haywood, Scotland - son of John McCallum, Hamilton, Ontario - son of Catherine McCallum, Edinburgh, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as wire worker; single; no current or previous military service; Christian Brethren; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 205th Battalion, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 24 April 1916 (number 240453) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.11), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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