Thursday 20 January 2011

Private James McNulty

Born on 1 July 1896 in Dublin, Ireland - next of kin listed as Willie McNulty, St. Georges Home, Hintonburgh, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 59th Battalion from 10 June to 11 July 1915; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 July 1915 (number 144422) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 25 May 1916 - joined the No.1 Construction Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, as a Sapper on 12 June 1916 (number 1081245) - transferred to the 1st Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF, on 9 February 1917.

(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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