Sunday, 1 April 2012

Lance-Corporal Phillip Trent Sheehan, MM

Born on 10 August 1884 in Quebec City, Quebec - son of Thomas Sheehan, [no address given] - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Timmins, Ontario; trade as prospector; single; no current military service; previously served with the military in Quebec City (six years); Jewish; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Timmins, Ontario, on 11 April 1916 (number 208327) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 May 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 June 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 23 December 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 2 May 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 15 August 1918: "For bravery and determination during operations between Lihon and Chilly Aug. 11th 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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