Thursday 8 April 2010

Private William John Kyles

Born on 5 August 1896 in Edinburgh, Scotland - son of Jessie Kyles, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as horse driver; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 May 1916 (number 670116) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - 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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