Tuesday 1 March 2011

Sergeant Wesley Daniel Mills

Born on 8 January 1892 in Westmeath, Ontario - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Mills, Pembroke, Ontario (later Aberdeen, Washington) - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plumber; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 5 January 1915 (number 410818) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 14 October 1916 - later served with reserve units.

(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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