Wednesday 16 March 2011

Private John Daniel Mooney

Born on 24 August 1886 in Iona, Ontario - husband of Mrs. C. Mooney, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as civil servant; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 May 1916 (number 246370) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - struck off strength to the Canadian Postal Corps, CEF, on 16 August 1918 - promoted to Acting-Sergeant.

(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)


Anonymous said...

I believe this to be John Daniel Mooney born 27 Aug 1886 in Iona, Prince Edward Island, son of John Mooney and Mary Gill.

Ken said...

Thanks for your comment. It appears there is both an Iona in Ontario and in PEI. Hopefully, when I get a look at Pte Mooney's military service file, I can get a comprehensive view of his wartime service. Cheers, Ken