Friday 19 November 2010

Private John McGill

Born on 28 August 1891 in Scotland - son of Mrs. Annie B. McGill, Kirkendwightshire, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the 5th King's Own Scottish Borderers; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 (number 410834) - transferred to 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 3 May 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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