Thursday 29 September 2011

Private James Power

Born on 24 January 1889 in Cork, Ireland - son of James Power, Cork, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Brockville, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 5 June 1916 (number 640165) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 1 October 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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