Friday 3 December 2010

Private William McGuire

Born on 5 March 1895 in Thorburn, Nova Scotia - brother of Mrs. John Ross, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia - at the time of his conscription in 1918: single; Roman Catholic; trade as machinist; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, CEF, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 13 March 1918 (number 1263713) - taken on the strength of the 28th Battalion, CEF, on 6 September 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 September 1918 - killed in action on 27 September 1918 (could find no record in CWGC register).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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