Tuesday 16 March 2010

Private James Henry King

Born on 1 September 1898 in London, England - son of Mrs. Annie Williams, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1918: present address in Picton, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 9 January 1918 (number 3055099) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 1 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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