Tuesday 12 October 2010

Private Maurice McCabe

Born on 23 June 1897 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Patrick and Elizabeth McCabe, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; trade as printer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 September 1917 (number 2590847) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 1 October 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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