Thursday 1 November 2012

Sergeant Gordon Bruce Urquhart

Born on 22 January 1894 in Brantford, Ontario – son of William Thomas Urquhart, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as civil servant; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 July 1915 (number 410213) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – sent to England for the Officers’ Training Course on 27 October 1918.

(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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