Friday 31 December 2010

Private Duncan McLeod

Born on 10 December 1889 in Roxborough Township, Ontario - son of Sarah McLeod, Avonmore, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Avonmore, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; blonde complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Finch, Ontario, on 1 May 1916 (number 634109) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - died on 26 June 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension (grave III.C.42), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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