Monday, 3 January 2011

Private Leroy Joseph McMahon

Born on 11 August 1897 in Montreal, Quebec - son of Edward L. McMahon, Lowell, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Woodstock, New Brunswick; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Woodstock, New Brunswick, on 22 August 1916 (number 1033268) - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 13 or 14 December 1916 - sent to England on 12 January 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 November 1917 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 7 December 1917 - wounded on 27 August 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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