Tuesday 29 March 2011

Private Andrew Morissey

Born on 1 September 1892 in St. Johns, Newfoundland - son of Mrs. Katherine Morrisey, Mattawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smith Falls, Ontario, on 13 March 1915 (number 410819) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 13 December 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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