Friday, 28 March 2008

Private Walter Charles Dafter

Born on 5 September 1883 in Welshine, England - husband of Florence Lucy Dafter (nee Watson), Verdun, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife, trade as clerk, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 6 feet 1 inch, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 87th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 26 November 1915 (number 177815) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 14 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided to England on 8 November 1917.

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