Saturday 16 October 2010

Private William J. McCarey

Born on 21 July 1897 in Brockville, Ontario - son of W.J. McCarey, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as father; trade as school clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 13 January 1917 (number 2003601) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917 - wounded on 6 September 1917 - invalided to England on 16 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 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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