Thursday 24 January 2013

Private Ewin Harold Arthur Baldwin

Born on 21 June 1877 in Greenwich, England - son of Edwin James Robert and Ida Florence Baldwin, Greenwich, England - attestation form notes trade as druggist, single, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 36 inches, fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, Church of England.

Joined the 121st Canadian Infantry Battalion on 6 December 1915 (number 760382) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 15 November 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - name listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Baldwin's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Could you correct his name in the title, please? As far as I know he has no living relatives, but I represented him at the return to Vimy Ridge when I was in high school. It should be Edwin, like his father's.