Sunday 2 January 2011

Private William John McLeod

Born on 9 September 1897 in Proton, Grey County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Neil McLeod, Proton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Proton, Ontario; trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 10 April 1916 (number 839062) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - invalided sick to England on 6 September 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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