Saturday 15 January 2011

Private Thomas McNaughton

Born on 7 July 1883 in Glasgow, Scotland - no next of kin provided - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stonecutter; single; currently a member of the 23 Regiment [British? American?] (nine years); previously served with the Maxim Gun Section, United States Army; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 January 1915 (number 410337) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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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