Wednesday 30 December 2009

Private Walter Jackson

Born on 4 March 1896 in Cataraqui, Ontario - husband of Violet Jackson, Cataraqui, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Cataraqui, Ontario; married; Church of England; trade as boilermaker; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 6 May 1918 (number 3058236) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - invalided sick to England on 3 December 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)

1 comment:

Scott Kohlhaas said...

I think it's a shame that Canada used conscription in WWI and WWII but I thank them for being a safe haven for over 50,000 American resisters during the Vietnam War.

Please visit for more info on conscription.