Friday 25 February 2011

Sergeant James Millerwood

Born on 23 July 1887 in Farley, Surrey, England - son of Mrs. Jane Millerwood, East View, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 February 1915 (number 410399) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 9 May 1916 - wounded on 3 May 1917 - wounded on 13 October 1917.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

(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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