Monday 18 July 2011

Private Albert Parkinson

Born on 13 January 1891 in Accrington, Lancashire, England - brother of Mrs. Emily Westwell, Westboro, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the East Lancashire Territorials (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light red hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 March 1915 (number 410358) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 4 September 1916.

(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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