Monday 29 August 2011

Private John Pettigrew

Born on 23 March 1877 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of Mrs. Jane Pettigrew, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as drygoods clerk; single; currently a member of the 3rd Highland Light Infantry (three years); previously served in South Africa (one year); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 23 January 1915 (number 410783) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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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