Friday 2 November 2012

Private James Vahey

Born on 21 August 1895 in Woodlawn, Ontario – son of Mr. D. Vahey, Woodlawn, Ontario – at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Woodlawn, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320217) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 – wounded on 2 September 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 October 1918 – invalided sick to England on 26 January 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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