Friday 4 February 2011

Private Allison Laird Meiklejohn

Born on 7 March 1897 in Tweed, Ontario - son of George and Ida Meiklejohn, Tweed, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Tweed, Ontario; trade as gentleman; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Tweed, Ontario, on 23 December 1916 (number 636135) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 4 February 1918 - invalided to England on 12 February 1918.

(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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