Monday 1 June 2009

Private Wilbert Roy Gordon

Born on 7 March 1893 in Rose Township, Renfrew County, Ontario - brother of Mrs. Henry Boyd, Forester's Falls, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as sister, Methodist, trade as farmer, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Kingston, Ontario, on 5 March 1918 (number 3057058) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - invalided sick to England on 24 November 1918.

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