Thursday 28 July 2011

Private William Patrick

Born on 31 August 1897 in Woolwich, England - son of Mrs. Nellie Mary Patrick, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as engineer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; hazel eyes; fair hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 August 1917 (number 514727) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 September 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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