Friday 15 October 2010

Private William Gordon McCallum

Born on 28 September 1889 in Osgoode Station, Ontario - son of Robert McCallum, Osgoode Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Osgoode Station, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 17 February 1916 (number 639648) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 10 or 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 14 August 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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