Wednesday 22 December 2010

Private Lorne McKinnon

Born on 4 January 1889 in Pembroke, Ontario - husband of Olive McKinnon, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; married (with one 4 year old child); no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 7 January 1915 (number 410799) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - transferred to the Labour Pool on 14 June 1918 - transferred to the 1st Canadian Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 25 October 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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