Wednesday 29 February 2012

Private Alvin John Scott

Born on 29 December 1892 in Melville Cross, Canada - son of Charles Scott, Vacton[?], Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as telegraph operator; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the Divisional Signal Company, CEF, in Orangeville, Ontario, on 13 December 1915 (number 663210) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 4 November 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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