McLennan, James: Service no. 53368

Digitized Service Record

Source: Soldier in 18th Battalion Association Memory relating a “Jimmy McLellan“.


This 36-year old sailor enlisted with the 18th Battalion on November 3, 1914. He went overseas with the 18th Battalion late April 1915, arriving for active duty on the Continent on September 15, 1915.

His service was marked with health issues relating to his age and due to action. He had several transgressions relating to military discipline and was punished for them.

He was attached to No. 4 Trench Mortar Company on April 14, 1916, and on January 12, 1917, suffered a dislocated elbow and contusions. He was sent to Dublin and after treatment SOS to the Western Ontario Regimental Depot. His health did not improve and he was returned to Canada for discharge at London, Ontario on January 14, 1918.

Medical Notes
Source: Per post at the 18th Battalion Facebook Group by Dennis Nelson.

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