Thursday 1 September 2011

Private Roy Wesley Phillips

Born on 25 March 1896 in Algonquin, Ontario - son of Alexander Phillips, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with the Canadian Militia (two years); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 25 January 1915 (number 410584) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 18 July 1916 - taken on the strength of the 3rd Labour Battalion, CEF, on 9 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 July 1917 - wounded on 27 September 1918 - invalided to England on 30 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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