Friday 22 April 2011

Private George Murdock

Born on 15 October 1896 in Forresters Falls, Ontario - son of Mrs. Margaret Murdock, Forresters Falls, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 5 January 1915 (number 410143) - 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 or 1 November 1916 - invalided to England on 2 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 May 1917 - died on 28 June 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery (grave II.C.20), 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,

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