Sunday 27 March 2011

Private Basil Alfred Edgar Morgan

Born on 24 January 1897 in West Mawling, England - next of kin listed as Harry Morgan, West Mawling, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy brunette complexion; dark brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 70th Battalion, CEF, in Forest, Ontario, on 10 September 1915 (number 123227) - taken on the strength of the 1st Labour Battalion, CEF, on 8 January 1917 - transferred to the 1st Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 26 March 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 August 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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