Tuesday 17 July 2012

Private David Strachan

Born on 14 March 1882 in Atrim, Ireland - brother of Mrs. Jane Edwards, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; grey hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410895) - 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 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 18 April 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 15 May 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)


ElizabethS said...

Thank-you for doing this. This man was my great grand uncle and I am fascinated to learn more about him.

Ken said...

You're most welcome.