Monday 2 May 2011

Private John Musgrove

Born on 22 March 1881 in Lancashire, England - son of Alice Musgrove, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; grey hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 26 January 1916 (number 669297) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 10 or 13 April 1917 - invalided to England on 18 April 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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