Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Private William Joseph Maddox

Born on 23 September 1895 in Liverpool, England - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Maddox, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Mapleton, Elgin, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England, hjeight of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 8 April 1916 (number 190238) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 August 1916 - wounded on 29 March 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917 - repatriated to Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Ontario, for further medical treatment.

(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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