Wednesday 20 February 2013

Private John Henry Wilson

Born on 6 March 1897 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England - brother of Emily Fletcher, Leeds, Yorkshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 2.75 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 22 December 1915 (number 725054) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 5 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 29 September or 1 October 1918 - invalided to England on 12 October 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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