Wednesday 22 June 2011

Private Albert William Oakey

Born on 27 June 1897 in Montreal, Quebec - son of Frederick Oakey, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 639266) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 29 September 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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