Friday 22 April 2011

Private Dennis James Murdock

Born on 17 March 1879 in Quyon, Quebec - son of Mrs. Mary Murdock, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 6 April 1915 (number 410365) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - died of those wounds on 4 November 1917 - buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (XXI.EE.16), Belgium.

(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,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi ya Ken,
Denis James Murdock was Born March 19 1878 Bristol Quebec; Baptized May 5 1878 St Mary's RC Church Quyon Quebec...he was the son of John Murdock & Mary Mulroney...Thanks for your research...I learned more about my cousins Service over sea's...

Perry Murdock