Thursday 13 January 2011

Lance-Corporal Karl McNaughton

Born on 9 November 1889 in Kenyon Township, Ontario - son of John P. and Bell McNaughton, Maxville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Maxville, Ontario; trade as farmer and machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 43 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Corps, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 January 1917 (number 513805) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917 - killed in action on 27 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave I.C.14), 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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