Tuesday 24 May 2011

Private William Sherman Nicholson

Born on 15 April 1893 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Nicholson, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: plumber and steam fitter; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; medium dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 20 February 1915 (number 410933) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 22 November 1916 - invalided to England on 29 December 1916 - invalided to Canada for further 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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