Sunday 30 January 2011

Company Quartermaster-Sergeant Percy Herbert Medcalf

Born on 20 August 1884 in Heddlesboro, England - next of kin listed as Emily May Medcalf, Woodstock, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as station stopman; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 168th Battalion, CEF, in Woodstock, Ontario, on 8 January 1916 (number 675090) - taken on the strength of the 1st Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 8 or 9 June 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 September 1918 - transferred to Headquarters, 1st Division, CEF, on 11 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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