Wednesday 3 November 2010

Private George Duncan McDonald

Born on 1 July 1888 in Alexandria, Ontario - son of Angus McDonald, Alexandria, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bookkeeper; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410670) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 10 or 11 June 1916 - wounded on 11 June 1917 - wounded on 8 December 1917.

(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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