Monday 11 October 2010

Private Edward McBurnie

Born on 1 November 1881 in Treen, Scotland - husband of Annie McBurnie, Hull, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter; married; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 33[?] inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 (number 410535) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 25 November 1915.

(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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