Sunday 21 November 2010

Private Dougall McGillvary

Born on 29 August 1881 in Finch Township, Ontario - brother of Annie Bell McGillvary, Moose Creek, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Moose Creek, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 59th Regiment; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark grey hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Crysler, Ontario, on 28 April 1916 (number 634090) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 14 December 1917 - killed in action on 1 April 1918 - buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery (grave IV.B.8), France.

(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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