Sunday 10 January 2010

Private William Allan Jeroy

Born on 31 July 1896 in Gananoque, Ontario - son of Allan Jeroy, Gananoque, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Gananoque, Ontario; trade as coil maker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined No. 3 Section, Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Gananoque, Ontario, on 24 February 1917 (number 2043026) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 5 September 1917 - invalided to England on 19 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 15 September 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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