Tuesday 7 December 2010

Private David Mearns McIntosh

Born on 29 August 1877 in Dundee, Scotland - brother of Mrs. W. Falconer, Frenchie, Fife, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as iron turner; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; hair turning grey.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 29 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410834) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916.

Died on 24 October 1925.

(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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