Friday 8 January 2010

Private William Jenkins

Born on 21 August 1889 in Belfast, Ireland - son of Mrs. Margaret Jenkins, Belfast, Ireland - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Lindsay, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as foreman in a seed store; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 16 April 1918 (number 3057753) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - 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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