Sunday 7 November 2010

Private Gordon McDougall

Born on 29 September 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. William McDougall, Kenross, Michigan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details provided); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 58th Battalion, CEF, in Niagara Camp, Ontario, on 30 June 1915 (number 453094) - landed in France with the 58th Battalion on 20 February 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 7 September 1918.

(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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