Saturday 12 March 2011

Corporal William Campbell Mollison, MM

Born on 3 August 1890 in Dundee, Scotland - brother of Jessie Mollison, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410819) - 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 22 or 23 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 February 1917 - wounded on 20 December 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 20 January 1918 - wounded on 22 April 1918 - invalided to England on 8 May 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 1 March 1917: "For conspicuous work during the raid carried out by this Battn on the enemy trenches Feb 22/17."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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