Sunday 2 December 2012

Private Alfred Wallis

Born on 24 October 1881 in London, England – husband of Margaret Wallis, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plasterer; married; no current military service; previously served with the East Surrey Regiment (six years); Baptist; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410912) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 25 October 1917.

(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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