Monday 11 July 2011

Private Reginald Elsworth Parrott

Born on 22 June 1895 in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan - son of John Ellsworth and Margaret J. Parrott, Saltcoats, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with the University of Manitoba COTC (October 1914 to March 1915); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.2 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 6 April 1915 (number 411109) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - killed in action on 5 March 1916 - buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery (grave L.53), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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