Monday, 12 March 2012

Private John Joseph Scully

Born on 16 November 1873 in Dowell, Massachusetts - son of Charles Scully, Accord, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Montreal, Quebec (also Norwell, Massachusetts); trade as shoemaker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; weight of 140 pounds; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 18 December 1916 (number 1042579) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 1 October 1918 - struck off strength to England on 23 November 1918.

(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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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