Thursday 15 September 2011

Private James Pollock

Born on 6 August 1891 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan - son of James Pollock, Saskatchewan Landing, Saskatchewan - brother of Private Frederick Pollock, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Saskatchewan Landing, Saskatchewan; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; gray eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on 31 March 1916 (number 261102) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 28 or 29 March 1917 - wounded on 23 or 28 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 November 1917 - wounded on 23 April 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 23 April 1918 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 12 August 1918.

(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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