Friday 22 July 2011

Private John William Parson

Born on 23 July 1897 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Sarah Parson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 9 December 1915 (number 775361) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - transferred to the 124th Battalion, CEF, on 2 October 1917 - transferred to the 11th Battalion, Canadian Engineers, CEF, on 30 May 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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