Wednesday 13 April 2011

Lieutenant John Ernest Muckle

Born on 23 March 1890 in Blenheim, Ontario - son of John Ernest Muckle (married to Phoebe E.A. Scarf), Blenheim, Ontario, and Phoebe Stirling (married to Will J. Stirling), Blenheim, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details provided); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 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 - killed in action on 15 January 1917 - buried in Écoivres Military Cemetery (grave IV.B.13), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Peter Gower (comp.), Kingston Volunteers: The Thing To Do (Kingston: n.p., 2008), p.111)

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