Saturday 18 December 2010

Private John Alexander MacKenzie

Born on 6 June 1888 in Brockville, Ontario - husband of May Kathaleen MacKenzie, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; trade as fitter in Grand Trunk Railway shops; married; no current military service; previously served with the 41st Rifles in Brockville; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, on 15 October 1915 (number 220053) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 11 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 October 1916 - wounded on 24 or 25 November 1916 - invalided to England on 27 November 1916.

(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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