Sunday 17 July 2011

Private George William Parkin

Born on 28 April 1897 in Shelburne, Ontario - son of Thomas Parkin, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as father; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 9 December 1915 (number 775360) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 4 November 1918 - invalided to England on 7 November 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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