Saturday 29 October 2011

Private William James Randle

Born on 26 June 1895 in England - nephew of James Gillard, Heavstree[?], Exeter, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 March 1915 (number 410534) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 12 June 1916 - wounded on 24 or 26 September 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Corps Headquarters Employment Company, CEF, on 28 June 1917 - rejoined the 2nd Battalion on 1 July 1918.

Died on 28 May 1975 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

(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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