Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Private William Daniel Levere

Born on 31 October 1897 in Spencerville, Ontario - son of James Thomas Levere, Spencerville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Spencerville, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark-[?] complexion; black eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Spencerville, Ontario, on 21 February 1916 (number 639684) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 2 December 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 30 May 1918 - wounded on 11 or 15 August 1918 - invalided to England on 22 August 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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