Thursday 15 December 2011

Private William Roberts

Born on 30 December 1897 in Lanark, Ontario - son of W. Roberts, Lanark, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 145 pounds; fair complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Perth, Ontario, on 11 December 1915 (number 787066) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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