Sunday 27 September 2009

Private Wilbert Alexander Henderson

Born on 9 August 1887 in Ottawa, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. Mary Henderson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, weight of 160 pounds, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 January 1915 (number 410108) - [left when] - joined the 77th Battalion CEF, on 8 August 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 December 1915 - joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, on 26 February 1915 - taken on the strength of the 3rd Battalion, CEF [?] - taken on the strength of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps on 13 May 1918.

(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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