Saturday 20 November 2010

Private George Wilson McGillivray

Born on 25 January 1889 in Montreal, Quebec - next of kin listed as Mrs. G.V. McGillivray, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as telephone engineer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 3rd Victoria Rifles of Canada; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 16 March 1915 (number 410975) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 15 or 17 September 1916.

(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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