Saturday 9 October 2010

Private James McBain

Born on 4 January 1883 in Cremora[?], Ontario - son of David McBain, Dunedin, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1918: present address in Peterborough, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as engineer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3056220) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 October 1918.

(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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