Wednesday 7 September 2011

Private William Plant

Born on 15 June 1871 in Liverpool, England - husband of Sarah Plant, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as gardener; married with three children (21, 18, and 16 years old); currently a member of the 12th York Rangers; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 (number 410805) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 3 May 1917.

(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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