Friday 11 March 2011

Private Arnold Richard Molaskey

Born on 13 February 1893 in St. Thomas, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. Jessie Molaskey, Elgin, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as mail carrier; single; no current military service; previously served with the 25th Regiment (two years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.25 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 10 April 1916 (number 190247) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 21 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 April 1917 - wounded on 16 or 19 June 1917 - invalided to England on 4 July 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)

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