Wednesday 9 March 2011

Private Richard Moffatt

Born on 6 May 1899 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of Mrs. May McIntryre, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cobden, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; weight of 124 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 27 September 1916 (number 1042161) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 February 1918 - struck off strength to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 May 1918.

(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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