Friday 21 October 2011

Sergeant Ross James Quigg

Born on 28 August 1896 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Mary Quigg, Redwood, New York - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 8 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410545) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 10 April 1917 - invalided to England on 15 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 December 1917 - wounded on 27 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 March 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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