Wednesday 27 July 2011

Sergeant Andrew Paton

Born on 18 April 1882 in Wishow, Lanarkshire, Scotland - husband of Mrs. Andrew Paton, Trenton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as brakeman; married; currently a member of the Active Militia; previously served with the 92nd Gordon Highlanders (two years in England, four years in India); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; dark blue eyes; greyish brown hair.

Joined the 39th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 12 May 1915 (number 412082) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 5 September 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery (grave D.15), France.

(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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