Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Private John James Scott

Born on 22 July 1897 in Carman, Manitoba - son of Mrs. Annie Scott, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Fenelon Falls, Ontario; trade as chauffeur; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Fenelon Falls, Ontario, on 11 December 1915 (number 725532) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 or 11 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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