Sunday 18 December 2011

Private John Meldrum Robertson

Born on 18 June 1894 in Springhill, Ontario - son of Mrs. Annie Robertson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 February 1915 (number 410182) - 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 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 22 November 1916.

(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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