Sunday 19 June 2011

Private Frank O'Reilly

Born on 14 May 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Helen O'Reilly, Ottawa, Ontario - son of Michael O'Reilly, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tinsmith; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410466) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 12 or 13 June 1916 - [then] - joined No.3 Battalion, Canadian Garrison Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 14 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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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