Thursday 21 May 2009

Private William Glen

Born on 1 September 1897 in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland - son of James Glen, Kirkfield Park, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father, trade as bank clerk, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 53rd Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 24 January 1916 (number 523612) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 5 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 or 31 October 1917 - invalided to England on 12 November 1917 - later served as an acting-corporal with the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

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