Wednesday 25 July 2012

Private William Alexander Mackie Stuart

Born on 17 April 1884 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of Mrs. Mary Stuart, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with the Glasgow Highlanders (two years) and the Royal Engineers (six years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark, turning gray, hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410411) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916 - taken on the strength of the 10th Battalion, CEF, on 9 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 or 29 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 17 or 18 January 1919 - 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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