Sunday 10 February 2013

Lieutenant John Laurence Williams

Born on 10 August 1885 in Kingston, Ontario - son of L.J. Williams, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as father; trade as civil servant; Roman Catholic; currently a member of No. 5 Company, Canadian Army Service Corps; previously served with the Canadian Army Service Corps (Halifax, lieutenant, April to June 1915) and No. V [CASC?] (Barriefield Camp, July 1915).

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 8 November 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 22 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 1 December 1916 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF.

(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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