Monday 21 December 2009

Private Wilbert John Inwood

Born on 2 March 1895 in Drummond Township, Lanark County, Ontario - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Inwood, Perth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; currently a member of "C" Company, 42nd Regiment; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; red hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 26 January 1915 (number 410826) - transferred to 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - wounded on 9 or 12 August 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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