Monday 20 December 2010

Private Byron McKillican

Born on 1 January 1895 in Washington [unknown whether state or city], USA - nephew of DJ [?], Avonmore, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Avonmore, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 28 April 1916 (number 634091) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 18 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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