Sunday 5 December 2010

Private Walter Victor McIlmoyle

Born on 21 July 1897 in Lakefield, Ontario - son of Mary McIlmoyle, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as mother; single; Presbyterian; trade as labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 9.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 3055251) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.4), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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