Sunday 14 November 2010

Private Hugh McFarlane

Born on 6 October 1897 in Scotland - nephew of Mrs. Hendry, Ceirre, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Washburn, Ontario; trade as farm hand; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 146th Battalion, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 16 March 1916 (number 835740) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 28 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 May 1918 - transferred to the 3rd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 11 August 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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