Sunday 13 May 2012

Private James MacKenzie Smith

Born on 2 June 1894 in Glasgow, Scotland - brother of Peter McIntyre Smith, Lancaster, Ontario - nephew of Miss Young, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 29 January 1915 (number 410404) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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