Monday, 26 March 2012

Private Louis Shannon

Born on 17 September 1886 in Barrie, Ontario - husband of Annie Shannon, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as soo attendant [?]; married; currently a member of the 9th Mississauga Horse (one month, private); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 January 1916 (number 669376) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 28 May 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 19 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 9 November 1917.

(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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