Monday 25 October 2010

Private John Albert McCormick

Born on 16 July 1897 in Oxford, Grenville County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Sidney Leeson, Kemptville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Kemptville, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 25 January 1916 (number 639425) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 6 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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