Sunday 29 May 2011

Private Gordon Clifford Nolan

Born on 2 January 1891 in Lansdowne, Quebec - husband of Laura Scott Nolan, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: polisher; married; currently a member of the 41st Regiment (four years); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; weight of 138 pounds; fair complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 26 March 1915 (number 410568) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 or 29 November 1916 - injured accidentally and invalided to England on 16 October 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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