Monday 3 January 2011

Private Enoch Arthur McMahon

Born on 9 April 1893 in Aylesford, King's County, Nova Scotia - next of kin listed as B.W. McMahon, Aylesford, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as agriculture student; single; currently a member of the Macdonald College COTC; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11.4 inches; chest of 38.1 inches; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, on 8 March 1915 (number 410943) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 28 or 29 June 1916.

(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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