Wednesday 2 February 2011

Private John Alfred Megginson

Born on 25 February 1894 in Scarboro, Parkshire, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Carry Megginson, Lees, Yorkshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 6 July 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410816) - 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 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 13 April 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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