Sunday 31 July 2011

Lance-Corporal William Andrew Paterson

Born on 12 January 1894 in Upper Kennetcook, Hants County, Nova Scotia - son of Alexander Paterson, Upper Kennetcook, Hants County, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; medium hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 18 March 1915 (number 411094) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 15 or 18 September 1916 - transferred to the imperial Army on 30 April 1918 in order to be commissioned.

(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)

No comments: