Friday 1 April 2011

Lieutenant James Ramsey Morris

Born on 26 June 1893 in Pembroke, Ontario - son of James L. and Mary A. Morris, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as legal student; single; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment (Lieutenant from 13 June 1914); previously served with the 2nd Field Company, Canadian Engineers (October 1912 to 13 June 1914); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 February 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 2 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 or 5 January 1917 - sent to England on 29 May 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in England from 31 May 1917 to 13 August 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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