Tuesday 2 March 2010

Private William Leslie Kensett

Born on 16 March 1883 in London, England - husband of Rose Ellen Kensett, New Liskeard, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in New Liskeard, Ontario; trade as bank messenger; married; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; previously served with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (twelve years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in New Liskeard, Ontario, on 27 December 1915 (number 648466) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 May 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 17 September 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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