Monday 6 December 2010

Private William McInroy

Born on 13 November 1889 in Belleville, Ontario - son of James McInroy, Belleville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Belleville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 49th Regiment (one year); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 29 November 1915 (number 220255) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 11 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 June 1917 - killed in action on 27 March 1918 - buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension (grave II.D.22), France.

(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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