Thursday 14 October 2010

Private Roy Clifford McCallum

Born on 10 November 1895 in Florence, Ontario - son of Mrs. Lucy McCallum, Florence, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Dutton, Ontario; trade as store clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with the 24th Regiment Lambton (three years) and 25th Regiment (two years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 16 December 1915 (number 189704) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917.

(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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