Thursday 2 December 2010

Private Matthew Ernest McGuire

Born on 19 April 1897 in Spencerville, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. M.M. McGuire, Spencerville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as Ontario Agricultural College student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; medium-fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 23 March 1915 (number 411012) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915.

(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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