Friday 24 December 2010

Private John McLaughlin

Born on 2 May 1894 in London, England - guardian listed as William Nixon, Osgoode Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Osgoode Station, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 27 March 1916 (number 640040) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 28 March 1918 - invalided to England on 16 April 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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