Thursday 9 June 2011

Private George Leonard O'Brien

Born on 17 April 1891 in Elziver, Ontario - son of John O'Brien, Trenton, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Trenton, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as machinist; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 20 March 1918 (number 3057486) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September or 1 October 1918 - invalided to England on 5 October 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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