Tuesday 30 October 2012

Private William Underhill

Born on 16 April 1880 in Kent, England – brother of Mrs. Amelia Futter, Erith, Kent, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as plasterer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 7 February 1916 (number 669636) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 – wounded on 3 January 1917 – transferred to the 3rd Labour Battalion, CEF, on 6 July 1917 – transferred to the 11th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF, on 25 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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