Tuesday 11 January 2011

Private Albert McNally

Born on 19 April 1891 in Euphradia Township, Grey County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Walpole, Markdale, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Markdale, Ontario; trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 838616) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 3 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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