Thursday 9 June 2011

Private Morgan O'Brien

Born on 11 January 1892 in Carleton Place, Ontario - son of Timothy O'Brien, Braeside, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Braeside, Ontario; trade as bushman; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 224th Battalion, CEF, in Arnprior, Ontario, on 31 March 1916 (number 297552) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 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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