Monday 25 October 2010

Private Frederick McOrmond

Born on 10 September 1897 (real age?) in Mattawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mae McOrmond, Mattawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 133 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 15 October 1915 (number 787307) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 25 or 26 April 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion to England as a "minor" on 13 October 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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