Sunday 5 June 2011

Private James Notman

Born on 26 October 1877 in Hawyck, Scotland - husband of Jane Notman, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stone machine man; married; no current military service; previously served with the Volunteer Border Rifles in Scotland; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 February 1915 (number 410161) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion [date unknown].

(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...

According to Canadian Expeditionary Force Discharge Certificate No. 410161, Private James Notman was discharged on 9 June 1919, in Montreal. The document states that he served in France, with the 38th Battalion. I have an original copy of this document.

Alan Underdown, Ottawa