Sunday 17 October 2010

Private James McCarthy

Born on 14 September 1885 in St. Catharines, Ontario - husband of E. McCarthy, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; trade as carpenter; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 176th Battalion, CEF, in St. Catharines, Ontario, on 20 May 1916 (number 850681) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 March 1918 - captured and made a prisoner of war on 10 August 1918 - repatriated on 27 November 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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