Tuesday 4 December 2012

Private David Walterhouse

Born on 26 March 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – son of Annie Walterhouse, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with the 10th Royal Grenadiers (six years as a private); Methodist; height of 5 feet 9.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 April 1916 (number 670087) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 – invalided sick to England on 6 April 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 June 1917 – wounded on 10 August 1918 – invalided to England on 15 August 1918.

(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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