Saturday 13 November 2010

Private Alexander McFarlane, MM

Born on 24 July 1886 in Tarbert, Scotland - son of John McFarlane, New Liskeard, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 January 1916 (number 669264) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown: "For bravery in the Field."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am Alexander McFarlane's great-granddaughter. Thank you for this.

Andrea Desjardins Daily