Wednesday 24 November 2010

Private Cephas McGowan

Born on 16 February 1888 in Penevean, Ontario - son of George McGowan, Norwood, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Havelock, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 11 January 1918 (number 3056046) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 28 or 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 8 October 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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