Thursday, 21 March 2013

Private William Yeomans

Born on 18 July 1893 in North Hampton, England - son of Mrs. Lily Yeomans, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the 14th Princess of Wales' Own Regiment guard (five months); previously served with the 41st Regiment (Brockville, two years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 11 November 1915 (number 724593) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917.

(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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