Monday 11 April 2011

Private Melville Earl Moulton

Born on 4 November 1896 in Balaclava, Ontario - son of Mrs. M.H. Moulton, Owen Sound, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as barber; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 27 March 1916 (number 839018) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October or 1 November 1917 - invalided to England on 4 November 1917.

(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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