Monday 21 February 2011

Private Gavin Weir Miller

Born on 2 March 1884 in Motherwell, Scotland - husband of Mary Miller, Hull, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher; married; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Horse Artillery (three months); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 27 August 1915 (number 145073) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 19 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 1 January 1917 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Service Corps and the Corps of Military Staff Clerks - promoted to Corporal - joined the Corps of Military Staff Clerks in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 July 1919.

(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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