Saturday 2 October 2010

Private William Gordon Maxwell

Born on 19 August 1897 in Eldora Township, Victoria County, Ontario - son of William James Gordon [?], Woodville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Woodville, Ontario, on 29 April 1916 (number 724277) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 27 March 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 10 November 1917.

(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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