Thursday 21 July 2011

Lance-Corporal Morley Allan Parrott

Born on 1 November 1895 in Collins Bay, Ontario - next of kin listed as Alzona Parrott, Collins Bay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 4th Hussars (two years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 34.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 18 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410578) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 30 June 1917.

(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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