Sunday 7 February 2010

Private Walter Melville Jones

Born on 17 February 1894 in London, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mary Francis Jones, London, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student at the Ontario Agricultural College; single; currently a member of the Guelph Canadian Officers' Training Corps; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 16 March 1915 (number 411032) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - transferred to 4th Battalion, CEF, on 8 July 1916 - wounded on 21 September 1916 - wounded on 8 or 9 October 1916 - at some point was commissioned as a lieutenant.

(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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