Thursday 18 November 2010

Private Alexander McGibbon

Born on 14 February 1898 in Hastings County, Ontario - son of Emma Nobbs, Turriff, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Turriff, Ontario; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Bretheren (other denomination); height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Bancroft, Ontario, on 10 April 1916 (number 637049) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 18 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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