Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Private Wilfred Marier

Born on 10 March 1893 in Vankleek Hill, Ontario - son of Henry Marier, Dalkeith[?], Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Dalkeith[?], Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Hawkesbury, Ontario, on 1 February 1916 (number 633405) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 15 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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