Saturday 25 December 2010

Private John Lindsay McLaughlin

Born on 7 September 1892 in Saint John, New Brunswick - son of John McLaughlin, Saint John, New Brunswick - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in North Gower, Ontario; trade as steelworker; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 8th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 October 1915 - [then what] - joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 August 1916 (number 246645) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 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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