Thursday 14 October 2010

Private John McCallum

Born on 13 July 1887 in Munroe's Mills, Ontario - son of Daniel McCallum, Apple Mill, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Apple Mill, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer and liveryman; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 9 March 1918 (number 3057203) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 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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