Wednesday 1 July 2009

Private William Ewart Gregson

Born on 7 September 1893 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - next of kin listed as William Gregson, Victoria, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as medical student, single, currently a member of the McGill University COTC, previously served as a signaller, Wesleyan, height of 5 feet 10.5 inches, chest of 39 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 16 March 1915 (number 410973) - transferred to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to Canadian Corps Headquarters Signal Company on 9 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Army Medical Corps on 23 June 1917.

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