Thursday 12 January 2012

Private James Ross

Born on 7 or 12 July 1872 in Edinburgh, Scotland - husband of Margaret Ross, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as brass moulder; married; no current military service; previously served with the 1st Royal Scots (twelve years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; medium hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Prospect, Bermuda, on 29 November 1915 (number 410185) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 18 July 1916 - joined the Corps of Military Staff Clerks, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 July 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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