Friday 5 June 2009

Private Wesley Gould

Born on 8 September 1893 in Martintown, Ontario - son of Mrs. Catherine Gould, Martintown, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Russell, Ontario, trade as bank clerk, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 November 1915 (number 145636) - departed Canada for overseas on 16 June 1919 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England as a corporal on 6 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - taken on the strength of the 3rd Battalion, Canadian Engineers, on 21 February 1917 - returned to Canada on 7 May 1919.

(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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926, p.103)

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