Tuesday 12 October 2010

Private James McCabe

Born on 27 July 1881 in Glasgow, Scotland - husband of Jeannie McCabe, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as railroader; married; currently a member of the Active Militia; previously served with No.3 Company Field Engineers (five years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; medium brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 31 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410827) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - injured accidentally and invalided to England on 21 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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