Saturday 1 January 2011

Private John Herbert McLeod

Born on 16 December 1893 in Wentworth County, Ontario - brother of Nelson McLeod, Windsor, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined No.3 Section, Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 9 March 1917 (number 2043031) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 19 February 1919.

Recommended for a Military Medal, but no award made - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For Gallantry during the operations in the vicinity of Bourlon, Sept 27th to 30th 1918."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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