Saturday 30 April 2011

Private Robert Murray

Born on 16 February 1893 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Annie Murray, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as agriculture; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details); previously served with the Officers' Training Corps at Guelph; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 16 March 1915 (number 410999) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the 4th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, on 1 July 1916.

(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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