Friday 8 July 2011

Acting-Lance-Corporal William Samuel Page

Born on 5 November 1892 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England - son of Margaret Page, Lindsay, Ontario (later Ipswich, Suffolk, England) - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Lindsay, Ontario; trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Rockcliffe Camp, Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 October 1915 (number 145285) - promoted to sergeant - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England as an acting-lance-corporal on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 13 September 1916 - invalided to England on 16 September 1916 - repatriated to Canada on 11 February 1917.

(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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.133)

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