Monday 3 December 2012

Private John Walsworth

Born on 27 October 1879 in England – husband of Florence Walsworth, Brantford, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in St. Catharines, Ontario; trade as labourer; married; no current military service; previously served with the 32nd Battery, CFA (thirteen months) and the Frontier Guard (fourteen months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in St. Catharines, Ontario, on 16 January 1917 (number 270622) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 – wounded on 12 August 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 October 1918 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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