Saturday 1 January 2011

Lance-Corporal John Malcolm McLeod

Born on 28 February 1896 in Prince County, Prince Edward Island - son of Neil and Ada Ramsay McLeod, Summerside, Prince Edward Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student at McGill University; single; currently a member of the McGill University COTC; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10.2 inches; chest of 35.7 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 6 March 1915 (number 410935) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - declared missing in action on 4 June 1916 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10), Belgium.

(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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