Monday 30 May 2011

Private James Patrick Noonan

Born on 7 January 1889 in London, England - son of Ann Noonan, Somerstown, London, England - friend of Mother Evangeliste, St. George's Home, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 January 1915 (number 410934) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 1 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 December 1917 - wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

(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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