Thursday 28 March 2013

Private Vincent Alex Angus McPhail

Born on 17 April 1889 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of William A. McPhail, Northfield Station, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Northfield Station, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 11 January 1918 (number 3055960) - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 August 1918 - wounded on 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 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)

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