Monday 15 August 2011

Private Andrew Morgan Penman

Born on 21 April 1898 in Kelty, Fifeshire, Scotland - next of kin listed as Corrie McLinton, Richmond, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Manotick, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 0 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 14 February 1916 (number 639607) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 16 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 17 or 18 January 1919 - invalided sick to England on 29 January 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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