Thursday 18 October 2012

Private David McGuire

Born on 30 September 1879 in Glasgow, Scotland - husband of M. McGuire, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 11 December 1915 (number 775334) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - died of those wounds on 10 April 1917 - buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (grave IV.A.5), France.

(Updated with an image of Pte McGuire's headstone in Cabaret-Rouge Cemetery that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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