Monday 7 February 2011

Private Arthur Albert Melrose

Born on 1 May 1894 in Montreal, Quebec - friend of David Forth, Glen Bull, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 6 feet 0 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 25 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410817) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 2 January 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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