Wednesday 20 October 2010

Private David McKenzie McClymont

Born on 26 May 1891 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of Mary McKenzie McClymont, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 March 1916 (number 246031) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 November 1917 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 7 December 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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