Friday 17 December 2010

Warrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant-Major) John Ewart McKee

Born on 21 March 1891 in Armstoun, Quebec - son of C. McKee, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tailor; single; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (since 14 January 1915); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; clear complexion; gray eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410327) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 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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