Sunday 21 November 2010

Lance-Sergeant John McGillivray

Born on 29 December 1886 in Bridge of Allan, Scotland - husband of Francis E. McGillivray, Rockland, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bank clerk; married; currently a member of "F" Company, Governor General's Foot Guards (one year); previously served with the 4th Black Watch (three years) and the 6th Black Watch (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; dark brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 March 1915 (number 410369) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 5 June 1918 - later served as Company Sergeant-Major with District Depot No.2, Kingston, Ontario.

(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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