Sunday 8 May 2011

Private Alan Fairlie Neatby

Born on 14 December 1895 in Sutton, Surrey, England - son of A.M. Neatby, Renown[?], Saskatchewan - at the time of his commissioning in 1917[?]: Baptist.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 1 April 1915 (number 411085) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 16 April 1916 - wounded on 28 March 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 6 August 1917 - at some point commissioned as a Lieutenant.

Awarded the Military Cross.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

(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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