Wednesday 6 March 2013

Private Percival John Woodford

Born on 6 October 1886 in Leicestershire, England - husband of Annie M. Woodford, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as chauffeur; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 23 March 1916 (number 512570) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 28 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 May 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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