Monday 4 March 2013

Private William John Wood

Born on 24 January 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of May Wood, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as railroader; single; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (one year); no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; clear complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410350) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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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