Wednesday 16 September 2009

Private Wellington Stanley Hayward

Born on 20 April 1896 in Bruce County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Jane Hayward, Owen Sound, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cabinet maker, single, currently a member of the active militia (no details), no previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 29 November 1915 (number 838089) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 11 November 1917.

(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)

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