Thursday 26 May 2011

Private Michael Nicolaiff

Born on 13 April 1894 in Sidney, Canada - son of Hrirorig Nicolaiff, Isocaose, Kamenes, Russia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: cook's help; single; no current or previous military service; Greek Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 January 1915 (number 410026) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 12 April 1917.

Awarded the Military 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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