Monday 25 April 2011

Corporal John Clayton Murphy

Born on 8 March 1896 in Bobcaygeon, Ontario - son of Gerald Murphy, Bobcaygeon, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Bobcaygeon, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as father; no current military service; previously served with the 45th Regiment (two weeks and "holds Corporal's papers"); height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 8 February 1918 (number 3056561) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 2 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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