Tuesday 9 November 2010

Private Lauchern McEachern

Born on 12 December 1895 in Eldon Township, Victoria County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Jennie McEachern - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Woodville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Woodville, Ontario, on 2 February 1916 (number 725596) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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