Friday 4 May 2012

Private Charles McGregor Smith

Born on 10 November 1896 in Clydebank, Scotland - son of Catherin McKenzie, St. Catharines, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as waiter; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 (number 410880) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 27 October 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917 - later served with reserve units.

(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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