Tuesday 2 August 2011

Corporal John Wynn Payne

Born on 26 February 1884 in Birmingham, England - son of Helen Payne, Birmingham, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Woodstock, Ontario; trade as attendant; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 6 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 168th Battalion, CEF, in Woodstock, Ontario, on 7 January 1916 (number 675070) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 February 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 1918 - transferred to the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 29 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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