Friday 29 April 2011

Private John Douglas Murray

Born on 3 October 1890 in Earltown, Nova Scotia - brother of H.C. Murray, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as brother; trade as civil servant; single; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards; previously served with the 71st Battalion (two years as a sergeant); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 15 March 1916 (number 639877) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 17 May 1918 - served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 20 May 1919 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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