Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Private Amasa Mallory Shaw

Born on 14 May 1891 in Leeds County, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. Anna K. Shaw, Lansdowne, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Queen's University COTC; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; brown hair,

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 12 April 1915 (number 411126) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 29 October 1915 - wounded on 18 August 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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