Wednesday 17 February 2010

Private Walter Leslie Keen

Born on 15 May 1894 in [?], Ontario - son of Ellen Keen, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as shipping clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 71st Battalion, CEF, in Woodstock, Ontario, on 24 September 1915 (number 126717) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 29 November 1916 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - invalided to England on 16 July 1917.

(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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