Thursday 11 November 2010

Lieutenant Francis Chevers McElroy

Born on 15 August 1888 in Richmond, Ontario - son of William McElroy, Richmond, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as bank clerk; Church of England; currently a member of the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (five years); no previous military service.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, as a Captain on 22 March 1916 - reserved to the temporary rank of Lieutenant for the purpose of proceeding to France on 1 January 1918 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 April 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 September 1918 - promoted as Honorary Captain and Temporary Quartermaster on 23 December 1918 - promoted to Acting Major from 16 January to 2 July 1919 - served with reserve units.

(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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