Tuesday 2 November 2010

Private Edward Allan McDonald

Born on 27 August 1887 in Carleton Place, Ontario - son of Allan McDonald, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 January 1915 (number 410431) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 22 May 1916 - transferred to the 1st Canadian Labour Battalion, CEF, on 8 January 1917 - transferred to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 13 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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