Thursday 10 March 2011

Private Robert Edwin Moyse

Born on 16 November 1889 in Montreal, Quebec - next of kin listed as C.E. Moyse, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as advocate; single; currently a member of the 5th Royal Scots of Canada; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34.3 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 1 March 1915 (number 410922) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the British Army on 22 July 1915 in order to be commissioned.

(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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