Wednesday 4 May 2011

Warrant Officer Class II Joseph Raphael Myers

Born on3 1 August 1895 in Guelph, Ontario - son of Mrs. Minnie Myers, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as steam engineer; single; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment, Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (four years); no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 May 1915 (number 410144) - 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 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 21 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 November 1917 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - invalided to England on 18 August 1918.

(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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