Monday 17 December 2012

Private Anton Waselenchuk

Born on 5 January 1897 in Zelo Yjarde[?], Russia - son of M. Timofey Waselenchuk, Ham Podolsk Gub, Russia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Stratford, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Greek Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 21 February 1916 (number 775853) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 16 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 July 1917 - wounded on 13 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 18 September 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 11 April 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; 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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