Wednesday 30 December 2009

Private William Ernest Jackson

Born on 7 April 1897 in Lindsay, Ontario - son of William Hector Jackson, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lindsay, Ontario; trade as painter; single; no current military service; previously served with the 45th Regiment (two years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; dark blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 24 February 1916 (number 724027) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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