Friday, 26 April 2013

Private Edward Wardhaugh

Born on 10 November 1878 in Barrie, Ontario – husband of May Wardhaugh, Belleville, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as polisher; married; currently a member of the active militia; previously served with the 38th Regiment (two years); Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 12 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410654) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – killed in action on 18 November 1916 – name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Wardhaugh's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register, www.cwgc.org)

1 comment:

Vincent Wardhaugh said...

Ken,

I wish to thank you on behalf of my family for creating this "monumental undertaking".

For your perusal, I attach a link that comes from the Metcalf collection that is part of the Archival/Military documents at the CDN War Museum. It contains the names of 118 men of the 38th that died on the last day of The battle of the Somme, November 18th, 1916.

http://www.museedelaguerre.ca/cwm/exhibitions/guerre/photo-e.aspx?PageId=3.C.3&photo=3.C.3.h&f=%2fcwm%2fexhibitions%2fguerre%2fmilitary-doc-e.aspx

Regards

James Vincent Wardhaugh
(Grandson of Pte. Edward Wardhaugh)