Thursday 20 January 2011

Warrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant-Major) John Andrew McNulty

Born on 8 August 1892 in Springtown, Ontario - son of Patrick McNulty, Barryvale, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; gray eyes; slightly red hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 10 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410560) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 22 February 1917 - invalided to England on 14 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Recommended for an unnamed decoration, likely a Military Medal, but no award made - unit recommendation dated 1 March 1917: "For conspicuous work during the raid carried out by this Battn on the enemy trenches Feb 22/17."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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