Friday, 9 March 2012

Private William Scott, MM

Born on 30 October 1898 in Fournier, Ontario - son of Sarah Scott, Fournier, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Maxville, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Maxville, Ontario, on 8 February 1916 (number 633441) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 September 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 15 August 1918: "For courage and devotion to duty during operations between Haugard and Hallu Aug. 8th to 12th 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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