Thursday 6 January 2011

Private John McMillan

Born on 16 March 1888 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of John McMillan, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 22 February 1916 (number 633523) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 29 October 1917 - invalided to England on 9 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 October 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)

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