Monday 4 April 2011

Private Finlay Morrison

Claimed born on 2 or 15 August 1897 in Lewis, Scotland - true date of birth 1 August 1900 - son of Mrs. Catherine Morrison, Lewis, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; fair brown complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 167th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 30 August 1916 (number 672700) - [then] - enlisted in the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 31 August 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - struck off strength to England as a "minor" on 5 March 1918.

(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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