Monday 6 June 2011

Sergeant William James Nugent

Born on 19 June 1884 in Santa Barbara, California - brother of Frederick R. Nugent, Nome, Alaska - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Catharines, Ontario; trade as cook; single; no current military service; previously served with the 7th Cavalry in the United States (seven years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 176th Battalion, CEF, in St. Catharines, Ontario, on 17 March 1916 (number 850288) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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