Wednesday 29 December 2010

Acting-Corporal Thomas Polle McClelland

Born on 3 January 1892 in Glasgow, Scotland - brother of Mrs. J. McCluny[?], Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as shoeruster[?]; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 135 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 May 1915 (number 410549) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 11 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 February 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 June 1919.

(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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