Friday, 2 March 2012

Private Finnin Scott

Born on 3 August 1889 in Iron Mountain, Michigan - son of William and Bella MacDonald Scott, Englehart, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Denbigh, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; no current or previous military service; height of 6 feet 0 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 11 January 1918 (number 3055972) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.24), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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