Friday, 7 January 2011

Private Samuel McMillan

Born on 11 January 1893 (1915 enlistment) or 11 January 1895 (1916 enlistment) in Belfast, Ireland - husband of Margaret McMillan, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his attempted enlistment in 1915: trade as confectioner; married; currently a member of the Governor General's Body Guard; previously served with the Canadian Field Ambulance (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Attempted to join [58th Battalion, CEF???] in 1915 - refused inoculation - struck off strength on 1 August 1915 - joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 23 December 1915 (number 775130) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 26 or 28 May 1917 - invalided to England on 2 June 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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