Wednesday 2 March 2011

Private Albert William Milward

Born on 10 December 1895 in Derby, England - son of Mrs. L. Worthington, New Longton, Preston, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Detroit, Michigan; trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined No. 2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Windsor, Ontario, on 22 November 1916 (number 513364) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918 - later served with reserve units - later promoted to acting-sergeant.

(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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