Thursday 3 February 2011

Private Lawrence Albert Megson

Born on 11 March 1891 in Lindsay, Ontario - husband of Julia Elizabeth Megson, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5[?] inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 26 November 1915 (number 724621) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917 - later served with reserve units - promoted to Acting-Sergeant.

(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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