Monday 7 March 2011

Private Archibald Coulson Mitchell

Born on 8 December 1880 in Port Elgin, Ontario - son of William E. Mitchell, Victoria, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with The Royal Canadian Regiment (three years), The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (three years) and the 48th Highlanders of Canada (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 155 pounds; fair complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 8 November 1916 (number 1042435) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 5 November 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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