Wednesday 19 January 2011

Private Victor Borel McOrmond

Born on 28 September 1896 in Cripple Creek, Colorado - son of Mrs. May McOrmond, Mattawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: lived in Canada for twelve years; parent British; trade as rodman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 19 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410561) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 May 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 2 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, on 1 June 1918 - later promoted to Acting Corporal.

(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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