Monday 13 February 2012

Private Alexander Mutch

Born on 12 January 1891 in London, Ontario - son of Sarah Mutch, St. Thomas, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as baker; single; no current military service; previously served with the Army Service Corps (as a baker, three years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 13 August 1915 (number 401449) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 30 June 1917 - invalided to England on 19 July 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Mutch).

(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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