Monday 31 December 2012

Private Calvin Weidmark

Born on 13 April 1879 in Lanark County, Ontario - husband of Hazel P. Weidmark, Picton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as manufacturer; married; no current military service; previous served in four camps of instruction; Baptist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Picton, Ontario, on 8 October 1915 (number 220135) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 October 1916 - transferred to the 12th Machine Gun Company, CMGC, CEF, on 2 April 1917 - wounded on 29 October 1917.

(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)

Corporal Douglas Lorne Weese

Born on 18 September 1895 in Zephyr, Ontario County, Ontario - son of Margaret Weese, Gamebridge, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Flesherton, Ontario; trade as bank clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 8 March 1916 (number 839035) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 7 April 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Sunday 30 December 2012

Sergeant Frederick Llewellyn Weeks

Born on 20 July 1890 in Bath, England - husband of Mary Weeks, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plasterer; married; currently a member of the 2nd Field Battery; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; light blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 February 1915 (number 410944) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 or 31 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 1 November 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 30 July 1918 - transferred to the 1st Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 13 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)

Private William Weeden

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 24 February 1915 (number 410220) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 31 July 1916 - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 14 November 1917.

(sources: 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)

Saturday 29 December 2012

Private Ray Weddell

Born on 28 May 1888 in Yorkshire, England - husband of Mary Weddell, Chicago, Illinois - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as wig-maker; married; no current military service; previously served with the 4th Yorkshire (three years) and the 17th Lancers (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 July 1915 (number 410913) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 October 1916 - invalided sick to England on 12 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 December 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 February or March 1918.

Died on 23 or 28 February 1925.

(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)

Private Herbert Webster

Born on 18 July 1897 in Rollo[?] - son of J.H. Webster, Merrickville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 30.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Merrickville, Ontario, on 24 January 1916 (number 639430) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Friday 28 December 2012

Private Reginald James Webber

Born on 22 September 1889 in London, England - son of Nicholas Webber, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 2 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410431) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 19 February 1918 - transferred to the 4th Divisional Train, CEF, on 20 March 1918 - later promoted to lance-corporal.

(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)

Corporal Joseph Henry Webber

Born on 9 October 1896 in Tottenham, London, England - son of Matilda Webber, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with the 41st Regiment (three years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 12 January 1916 (number 639198) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 10 August 1918 - buried in Fouquescourt British Cemetery (grave I.D.5), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Thursday 27 December 2012

Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Humphreys Webb

Born on 30 August 1886 "on the ocean from India" - next of kin listed as Maude S. Webb, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as lumberman; married; currently a member of the active militia (no details); Church of England; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, in Valcartier, Quebec, on 22 September 1914 - taken on the strength of the 1st Divisional Train, CEF, on 9 February 1915 - transferred to the 3rd Divisional Train, CEF, on 29 January 1916 - transferred to the 4th Divisional Train, CEF, on 11 August 1916 - wounded on 5 June 1917 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant-colonel from 14 July to 12 December 1917 - transferred to the 47th Battalion, CEF, on 12 December 1917 - wounded on 22 April 1918.

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Awarded the Military Cross.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/166, box 10181-40, Webb, Ralph Humphreys; 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)

Private Edward Webb

Born on 23 March 1870 in Liverpool, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Alice Webb, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as woodturner; married ("none under 15 yrs.", presumably children); no current military service[?]; previously served with No. 3 Field Engineers (five years), Volunteer Engineers (fourteen years), and Cape Garrison Artillery (South Africa, three years and seven months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 July 1915 (number 410219) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 6th Canadian Area Employment Company, CEF, on 22 August 1917.

(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)

Wednesday 26 December 2012

Private Wendyl Albaun Weaver

Born on 13 September 1893 in Buckingham, Quebec - son of Thessa Frances Weaver, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as mother; trade as bank clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with the collegiate cadets; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined No. 3 Section Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 13 January 1917 (number 2043011) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 June 1919.

(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)

Tuesday 25 December 2012

Private David Rae Weatherstone

Born on 16 November 1896 in Cobourg, Ontario - son of William Weatherstone, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as father; single; Presbyterian; trade as loom repairer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3056333) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Private Harry Edward Weatherley

Born on 24 April 1892 in Birmingham, England - husband of Kate Weatherley, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as elevator operator; married; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; hazel eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410218) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 9 or 10 June 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)

Monday 24 December 2012

Corporal James Foss Weart

Born on 8 July 1895 in Vancouver, British Columbia - son of J.W. Weart, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Western Canada College cadet corps (Calgary); Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; fair hair.

Attended McGill College, British Columbia, in the Faculty of Arts from 1914 to 1915.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 5 March 1915 (number 411063) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - sent to First Army Infantry Training School as a sergeant in December 1915 - invalided to England in July 1917 - transferred to the 13th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF, on 28 March 1918 - repatriated to Canada and discharged in April 1919.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches in March 1919.

(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; anonymous, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.135)

Private George Alexander Waywell

Born on 31 December 1897 in Lancashire, England - son of Maria Waywell, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as messenger; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 669449) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - killed in action on 11 January 1917 - buried in Écoivres Military Cemetery (grave IV.B.7), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Sunday 23 December 2012

Corporal Charles Watts

Born on 15 June 1892 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England - son of William and Annie Watts, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cardinal, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 14 January 1916 (number 639417) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery (grave XIV.D.30), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Private Maxwell Howard Watt

Born on 29 October 1894 in Fallbrook, Ontario - son of Mrs. M. Watt, Fallbrook, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Fallbrook, Ontario; single; Church of England; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 January 1918 (number 3320490) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Saturday 22 December 2012

Private John Watson

Unknown birth date ("About Nineteen") - brother of Mrs. John Wood, Cromarty, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lansdowne, Scotland; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 0.75 inches; chest of 35.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light blue gray eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Gananoque, Ontario, on 31 January 1916 (number 639470) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 27 June 1917 - invalided to England on 21 July 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

(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)

Private James Watson

Born on 17 September 1897 in Preston[?], England - son of Annie Watson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 15 January 1916 (number 669448) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 2 or 3 January 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 13 April 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 18 July 1917 - invalided sick to England on 16 August 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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Friday 21 December 2012

Private Harold John Watson

Born on 1 August 1890 in Mardale, Grey County, Ontario - son of Agnes Watson, Markdale, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Markdale, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 14 January 1916 (number 838610) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October or 2 November 1917 - invalided to England on 9 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - wounded on 1 October 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 December 1918 - accidentally injured and invalided to England on 21 December 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)

Private Garnard Albert Watson

Born on 21 April 1889 in Coboconk, Ontario - son of Thomas Watson, Coboconk, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 6 December 1915 (number 724678) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 16 April 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Dental Corps.

(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)

Thursday 20 December 2012

Private Ferguson Herbert James Watson

Born on 13 November 1889 in Durham, Ontario - son of Mrs. Janet Watson, Durham, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Durham, Ontario; trade as pipe fitter; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 3 May 1916 (number 839090) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 27 September 1918 - transferred to the 2nd Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 21 October 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)

Private Lawrence Watkinson

Born on 17 September 1887 in St. Helens, Lancashire, England - husband of Elizabeth Watkinson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as paper box maker; married; no current military service; previously served with the British Army (private, seven years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 204th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 8 June 1916 (number 237972) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Lance-Sergeant James Emery Watier

Born on 19 January 1895 in Glengarry County, Ontario - son of Mrs. A. McLellan, St. Raphaels, Glengarry County, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; bluish-gray eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 27 February 1915 (number 410658) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Private Frederick William Waterman

Born on 8 March 1893 in London, England - husband of Clemintina Waterman, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plumber; married; no current or previous military service; Salvationist; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; blue eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410216) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 31 August 1916 - invalided to England on 15 September 1916.

Awarded the Cross of St. George, 4th Class (Russia) - no citation - unit recommendation date unknown (announced 14 January 1918): "For distinguished services rendered."

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Lance-Sergeant Oliver Joseph Washer

Born on 25 January 1882 in Watertown, New York - husband of Maddie Washer, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 27 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410657) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded at duty on 28 June 1917 - accidentally injured on 21 December 1917 - accidentally gassed and invalided to England on 6 January 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)

Monday 17 December 2012

Private Anton Waselenchuk

Born on 5 January 1897 in Zelo Yjarde[?], Russia - son of M. Timofey Waselenchuk, Ham Podolsk Gub, Russia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Stratford, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Greek Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 21 February 1916 (number 775853) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 16 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 July 1917 - wounded on 13 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 18 September 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 11 April 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)

Private Herbert Warren-Howe

Born on 1 November 1882 in London, England - husband of Elizabeth Warren-Howe, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tent-maker; married; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (five years); previously served with the 2nd Battalion, City of London Royal Fusiliers (seven years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 February 1915 (number 410429) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 2 November 1917.

(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)

Sunday 16 December 2012

Major Thomas Hamilton Warren

Born on 14 January 1883 in London, Ontario - husband of Olive Sylvia Warrent, St. Lambert, Chambly County, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stock broker; married; currently a member of the active militia (no details); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 31 July 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - transferred to "Can. 1/C Detach." on 27 May 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 November 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 21 July 1919.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches - no citation - unit recommendation dated 21 September 1918: "Recommended for Mention in New Year's Honours List".

Unit recommendation for a Mention in Despatches dated 26 December 1918: "Recommended for Mention in Peace Despatch" - no award made.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Private James Melbourne Warren

Born on 31 October 1879 in Harbor Grace, Newfoundland - husband of Catherine Warren, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as piano salesman; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 13 January 1916 (umber 725153) - taken on the strength of the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, on 14 March 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 23 or 24 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Saturday 15 December 2012

Private George Arthur Warren

Born on 22 January 1894 in Marmora, Ontario - son of Mary Warren, Vansickle, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as "Bell Telephone"; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 6 December 1915 (number 775429) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 or 12 April 1917 - invalided to England on 15 April 1917.

(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)

Corporal Day Coleman Warnica

Born on 29 January 1896 in Bowmanville, Ontario - son of Mrs. B.M. Warnica, Bowmanville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with high school cadets (one year); Methodist; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 136th Battalion, CEF, in Bowmanville, Ontario, on 23 December 1915 (number 805166) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 June 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Friday 14 December 2012

Private Wilfrid Warner

Born on 12 August 1893 in Avonmore, Ontario - son of Emerson and Selina Grant Warner (mother later Sullivan, vice Warner), Avonmore, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; currently a member of the active militia (no details); no previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 18 January 1915 (number 410656) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 28 September 1918 - buried in Raillencourt Communal Cemetery Extension (grave II.B.10), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Private Ralph Alexander Warner

Born on 11 February 1885 in Osnabruck, Ontario - husband of Regina Warner, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as driver; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 9 February 1916 (number 639345) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October or 1 November 1917 - invalided to England on 4 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September or 1 October 1918 - invalided to England on 6 October 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)

Thursday 13 December 2012

Private Fred Albert Warner

Born on 20 August 1895 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Silas A Warner, Northfield Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Northfield Station, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously "serving in the summers"; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; black eyes; black hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Avonmore, Ontario, on 7 March 1916 (number 633672) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 26 or 28 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 1 September 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 3 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 October 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)

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Private Joseph Warmington

Born on 10 March 1891 in Durham, Grey County, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. James Warmington, Durham, Grey County, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 110th Battalion, CEF, in Stratford, Ontario, on 23 November 1915 (number 727077) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Private William Ware

Born on 1 August 1877 in London, England - next of kin listed as Harriet Ware, Hintonburg, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 March 1915 (number 410428) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 4th Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 12 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 23 September 1918 - promoted to lance-corporal after departure from 38th Battalion.

(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)

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Private Benjamin Woolan Ware

Born on 22 March 1894 in Toronto, Ontario – next of kin listed as Mrs. G.T. Ware, London, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the COTC; previously served with the 7th Regiment London (three years) and the Cadet Corps (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 16 March 1915 (number 411033) – transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 17 July 1915 – transferred to the 1st Battalion, CEF, on 14 September 1915 – wounded on 3 April 1916 – commissioned as a lieutenant at some point.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

Lance-Corporal John Lawrence Wardle

Born on 16 November 1894 in Lancaster, Ontario – son of John and Jane Ann Wardle, Toronto, Ontario – brother of Mr. P. Wardle, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 22 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410655) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 28 May 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 15 August 1918 – killed in action on 2 September 1918 – buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.15), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register, www.cwgc.org)

Monday 10 December 2012

Private Kenneth Warden

Born on 19 June 1900 (claimed 1897 on enlistment form) in Kinbourn, Ontario – son of Elizabeth Warden, Hull, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as page; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 639869) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – struck off strength to England as a “minor” on 29 September 1917 – [returned to Canada] – joined the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 October 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)

Sunday 9 December 2012

Private William Ward

Born on 3 May 1890 in Edinburgh, Scotland – son of Mrs. Sarah Ward, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as baker; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.25 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 October 1915 (number 145304) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 16 May 1917 – invalided to England on 23 May 1917 – later served with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks and promoted to sergeant - repatriated to Canada on 16 March 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; anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.151)

Private Henry Ward

Joined the 51st Battalion, CEF, on 26 January 1915 (number 437682) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 29 November 1916 – invalided sick to England on 26 February 1917 – later served with reserve units and promoted to acting-lance-corporal.

(sources: 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)

Saturday 8 December 2012

Private Frederick Leonard Ward

Born on 4 November 1893 in London, England – son of Clara Ward, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: no trade or calling; single; currently a member of the Governor General’s Foot Guards (three years); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 (number 410427) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 18 November 1916 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 24 December 1916 – wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 – invalided to England on 12 April 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 July 1917 – invalided sick to England on 22 October 1917 – later served with reserve units and promoted to acting-lance-sergeant.

(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)

Private Fred Ward

Born on 30 November 1888 in Puddsey, England – husband of Ada Ward, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as salesman; married; no current military service; previously served with the 42nd Regiment (five weeks “guarding prisoners at Petawawa Camp”); Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 May 1915 (number 410426) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 26 June 1917 – invalided to England on 8 July 1917.

(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)

Friday 7 December 2012

Private Charles James Ward

Born on 18 August 1872 in London, England – husband of Mrs. C.J. Ward, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; married; no current military service; previously served with The Royal Canadian Regiment (six years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a drummer in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 April 1915 (number 410215) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 19 February 1916.

(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)

Corporal Benjamin Ward

Born on 24 March 1890 in Yorkshire, England – son of Thomas Ward, Watertown, New York – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as mill wright; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 8 February 1916 (number 639327) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Thursday 6 December 2012

Private Beecher Owen Ward

Born on 12 November 1895 in London, Ontario – next of kin listed as Mrs. Ward, London, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with the London Collegiate Cadets; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 14 April 1915 (number 411140) – transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 – captured and made a prisoner of war on 2 June 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

Acting-Sergeant (Private) Albert Danby Ward, MM

Born on 20 January 1896 in Nottingham, England – cousin of John Simpson, Nottingham, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410425) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 18 November 1916 – invalided to England on 21 November 1916 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 April 1917 – killed in action on 30 October 1917 – name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

Awarded the Military Medal – no citation (announced 17 September 1917). Unit recommendation date unknown: “For bravery in the Field.”

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register, www.cwgc.org; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117)))

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Private Bruce Hastings Warburton

Born on 3 November 1883 in London, England – son of Mrs. Nittie M. Edis[?], Coboconk, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Coboconk, Ontario; trade as lumberman; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 30 November 1915 (number 724646) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – invalided sick to England on 2 June 1917 – later served with the Canadian Army Pay Corps and promoted to acting-corporal.

(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)

Lieutenant Andrew Angus Wanklyn

Born on 30 November 1890 in Montreal, Quebec – son of Frederic Lumb and the late Edith Margaret Angus Wanklyn, Montreal, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the McGill University COTC; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 February 1915 – transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 18 April 1915 – killed in action on 2 June 1916 – buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery (grave IV.H.11), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register, www.cwgc.org)

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Private Ernest Wanamaker

Born on 2 December 1895 in Madoc Township, Hastings County, Ontario – son of Edward Wanamaker, Eldorado, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Eldorado, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 254th Battalion, CEF, in Madoc, Ontario on 13 January 1917 (number 1093307) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 April 1918 – wounded on 30 September or 1 October 1918 – invalided to England on 3 October 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; Sailing List, 254th Battalion, CEF)

Private David Walterhouse

Born on 26 March 1886 in Toronto, Ontario – son of Annie Walterhouse, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with the 10th Royal Grenadiers (six years as a private); Methodist; height of 5 feet 9.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 April 1916 (number 670087) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 – invalided sick to England on 6 April 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 June 1917 – wounded on 10 August 1918 – invalided to England on 15 August 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)

Monday 3 December 2012

Private John Walsworth

Born on 27 October 1879 in England – husband of Florence Walsworth, Brantford, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in St. Catharines, Ontario; trade as labourer; married; no current military service; previously served with the 32nd Battery, CFA (thirteen months) and the Frontier Guard (fourteen months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in St. Catharines, Ontario, on 16 January 1917 (number 270622) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 – wounded on 12 August 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 October 1918 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Private Joseph Francis Walsh

Born on 21 March 1896 in Chesterville, Ontario – son of Edward Walsh, Chesterville, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Chesterville, Ontario; trade as bank clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 9 November 1916 (number 246739) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 – wounded on 29 October 1917 – invalided to England on 3 November 1917 – later served with reserve units and promoted to acting-sergeant.

(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)

Sunday 2 December 2012

Private James Stanley Walsh

Born on 14 August 1893 in Canada – brother of Mrs. Evelyn Cousineau, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410096) – transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 – wounded on 13 June 1916 – transferred to the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, on 14 March 1917 – transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 13 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)

Private Alfred Wallis

Born on 24 October 1881 in London, England – husband of Margaret Wallis, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plasterer; married; no current military service; previously served with the East Surrey Regiment (six years); Baptist; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410912) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 25 October 1917.

(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)

Saturday 1 December 2012

Private James Charles Waller

Born on 31 January 1897 in Highgate, Middlesex, England – son of James Waller, Abitibi, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Abitibi, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in Haileybury, Ontario, on 13 April 1916 (number 648936) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Private Frederick Bleay

Born on 17 July 1894 in London, England - friend of Miss Nellie LeBlanc, Braeside, Ontario - attestation form notes trade as lumberman, single, no current military service, previously served with the London Imperial City Volunteers, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 36 inches, dark complexion, gray eyes, black hair, Roman Catholic.

Joined the 59th Canadian Infantry Battalion - transferred to the 38th Battalion in Barriefield, Ontario, on 4 May 1915 (number 410026) - served with the battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - name listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Bleay's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Private Clifford Beaudoin, MM

Born on 5 August 1895 in Michiganni, Michigan - son of John and Angelina Beaudoin, Terrebonne, Quebec - attestation form notes trade as clerk, single, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 35 inches, weight of 138 pounds, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, Roman Catholic.

Joined the 130th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 5 January 1916 (number 789142) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 31 July 1917 - invalided to England on 4 August 1917 - rejoined the battalion on 30 November 1917 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - name listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

Awarded the Military Medal - no citation - unit recommendation 7 September 1918: "For gallantry during Scarpe Operations, near Dury, Sept 1st and 2nd 1918."

(Updated with a photo of Pte Beaudoin's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Private William Armstrong

Born on 12 May 1882 in Cardinal, Ontario - son of Duncan John and Mary Jane Armstrong, Cardinal, Ontario - attestation forms note trade as factory hand (1915) / labourer (1916), single, not now a member of the military, previously served in the military for three months (1916), height of 5 feet 4.75 inches (1915) / 5 feet 6 inches (1916), chest of 34.5 inches (1915) / 36 inches (1916), fair complexion (1915) / dark complexion (1916), blue eyes, black hair, Church of England.

Tried to join the 56th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 12 March 1915, but declared medically unfit - joined the 156th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 24 February 1916 (number 639717) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 18 or 19 January 1918 - wounded on 25 March 1918 - rejoined the battalion on 30 April 1918 - wounded and reported missing on 10 August 1918 - name listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Armstrong's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Private Frederick Charles Airey

Born on 29 October 1886 in London, England - son of Edward George Airey and Mary Johns - husband of Ethel Nina Marsh Airey, Toronto, Ontario - father of Frederick Watson Airey - next of kin, Mrs. Edgar Locey [sp?], sister, Cornwall, Ontario - attestation form states trade as electrician, single, not currently a member of the military, served one year as a bugler with the 59th Stormont and Glengarry Regiment, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 41 inches, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, Church of England.

Joined the 59th Canadian Infantry Battalion - transferred to the 38th Battalion on 3 or 7 June 1915 (number 410232) - served with the battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916, age 31 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Airey's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(My thanks to Frederick S. Airey for the additional family information).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Private Thomas Melbourne Adair

Born in Tamworth, Ontario, on 30 May 1900 (declared 1898 on his attestation form) - son of Robert Hanna and Arvilla Adair - at the time of his enlistment in 1916 he was a student, single, with no current military service, had previously served three years with the Tamworth Cadet Corps, was 5 feet 6.75 inches tall, had a 34 inch chest (fully expanded), weighed 124 pounds, had a dark complexion, grey eyes and brown hair, and was a Methodist.

Joined the 146th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Kingston, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 835761) - embarked from Halifax, Nova Scotia, onboard SS Lapland on 26 September 1916 - arrived in England on 6 October 1916 - transferred to the 95th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 1 October 1916 - taken on the strength of the 95th Battalion the same day - struck off the strength of the 95th Battalion on transfer to the Canadian Army Service Corps Depot on 12 December 1916 - taken on the strength of the CASC Depot the same day - struck off the strength of the CASC Depot on 8 May 1917 - taken on the strength of the 7th Reserve Battalion on 8 May 1917 - struck off the strength of the 7th Reserve Battalion on 5 July 1917 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 5 July 1917 - sent to the 4th Entrenching Battalion in France on 21 July 1917 - joined the 4th Entrenching Battalion in the field on 23 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 August 1917 - sent to base as a "minor" on 16 December 1917 - taken on strength of 4th Canadian Base Depot on 17 December 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 30 May 1918 - was reported missing after action on 10 August 1918 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Adair's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), military service file, Thomas Melbourne Adair; 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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Friday 30 November 2012

Private William John Wallace

Born on 25 March 1886 in Caledon, Ontario – next of kin listed as John Wallace, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as attendant; single; no current or military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 December 1915 (number 775219) – embarked onboard SS Empress of Britain at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 14 August 1916 – disembarked in Liverpool, England, on 24 August 1916 – appointed acting lance-corporal on 14 September 1916 – transferred to the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Bramshott, England, on 15 October 1916 – admitted to Connaught Hospital in Bramshott, England, on 21 October 1916 – discharged from Connaught Hospital on 25 October 1916 – reverted to the rank of private to go overseas on 2 December 1916 – proceeded overseas for service with the 38th Battalion on 4 December 1916 – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 December 1916 – admitted to No. 39 General Hospital in Le Havre, France, on 28 December 1916 – discharged to Canadian Base Depot in Le Havre, France, on 14 January 1917 – joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in the field on 14 February 1917 – admitted to No.7 General Hospital in St. Omer, France, on 6 March 1917 with the mumps – discharged on 19 March 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 March 1917 – “dangerously” wounded on 26 May 1917 with a gunshot wound to the chest and right lung and admitted to No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station – as of 29 May 1917 “Still Dangerously wounded condition improved” – invalided to England and posted to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot, CEF, on 2 June 1917 – transferred to Lord Derby Hospital in Warrington, England, on 15 June 1917 – transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital Woodstock Park in Epsom, England, on 14 September 1917 – discharged on 29 October 1917 – repatriated to Canada from Liverpool, England, onboard SS Saxonia on 17 November 1917 – discharged from “D” Unit, MHCC [Military Hospitals CC???] in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 February 1918 “being no longer fit for war service” – present condition: “Right side is so weak that he cannot life [sic] ordinary weights. Cannot walk rapidly more than 100 yards. Cannot sleep on right side without pain. On sitting upright for half an hour feels pain in lower part of the right chest.”

Died on 30 January 1964 in Collingwood, Ontario.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), military service file, William John Wallace, RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, box 10043-24; 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)

Thursday 29 November 2012

Private Hugh Morrison Wallace

Born on 31 March 1890 in Ramseyville, Ontario – son of Mr. G. Wallace, Ramseyville, Ontario – at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; single; Presbyterian; trade as carpenter; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 11.25 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; gray eyes; dark gray hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 14 January 1918 (number 3320420) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 – wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 – invalided to England on 7 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)

Private George Leslie Wallace

(alias George Leslie Williams)

Born on 24 May 1898 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – nephew of Mrs. G. Jefferson, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lawrencetown, Ontario; trade as chauffeur; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.875 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; weight of 135 pounds; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, as a corporal on 28 September 1916 (number 1260700) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 – wounded on 27 September 1918 – invalided to England 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Sergeant William Albert Walkey

Born on 22 February 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – husband of Emma Dalton Walkey, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tinsmith; married; no current or previous military experience; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 22 March 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410911) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 2 or 4 January 1917 – invalided to England on 6 February 1917.

(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)

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Private William Walker

Born on 8 June 1880 in Pictou, Nova Scotia – husband of Bessie M. Walker, Somerville, Massachusetts – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as wife; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 15 September 1917 (number 3030529) – taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 7 April 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 – wounded on 30 September or 1 October 1918 – invalided to England on 4 October 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)

Monday 26 November 2012

Private John Walker

Born on 18 June 1895 in London, England – brother of Miss K. Walker, London, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1919: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as lineman; single; no current military service; previously served with the 38th Battalion, CEF (four years and two months [sic]); height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 April 1915 (number 410217) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918 – wounded on 4 November 1918 – joined the Canadian Ordnance Corps in Ottawa, Ontario, on 7 June 1919.

(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)

Sunday 25 November 2012

Private Dougal Emerson Walker

Born on 9 August 1898 in Renfrew County, Ontario – son of Mrs. Christiena Walker, Rutherglen, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Rutherglen, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in North Bay, Ontario, on 15 April 1916 (number 649170) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 – wounded on 2 or 4 September 1918 – invalided to England on 9 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)

Private Henry Wakeman

Born on 5 August 1872 in Brownsgrove, Worcestershire, England – husband of Emily Wakeman, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as plasterer and cement worker; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 775410) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 19 February 1918 – transferred to the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 5 May 1918 – transferred to the 6th Canadian Army Employment Company, CEF, on 26 July 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)

Saturday 24 November 2012

Private William Gad Waite

Born on 9 April 1870 in Caledonia Township, Ontario – husband of Mary Waite, Vankleek Hill, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as engineer; married (with two children); no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 41.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 27 February 1915 (number 410653) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916.

(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)

Private Thomas Henry Waite, MM

Born on 31 August 1890 in Toronto, Ontario – son of May Waite, Owen Sound, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Camp Niagara, Ontario, on 18 June 1916 (number 839127) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 – wounded on 27 August 1917 – invalided to England on 14 September 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 – killed in action on 27 September 1918 – buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery (grave III.A.4), France.

Awarded the Military Medal – no official citation – unit recommendation dated 15 August 1918: “For courageous conduct during operations between Haugard and Hallu Aug 8th to 11th, 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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register, www.cwgc.org; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Friday 23 November 2012

Sergeant Ernest Waines

Born on 3 May 1892 in Middlesboro, England – son of John Waines – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as painter; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; black eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 23 April 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410652) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 18 October 1916 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 November 1916 – wounded on 13 August 1917 – invalided to England on 16 August 1917 – later served with reserve units.

(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)

Private Archie Frank Wagner

Born on 12 July 1895 in Essex, Ontario – son of David and Elizabeth Wagner, Essex, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with cadets (four years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 41.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Essex, Ontario, on 29 March 1915 (number 411111) – transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 17 July 1915 – killed in action on 9 April 1917 – buried in Bois-Carre British Cemetery (grave IV.A.5), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register, www.cwgc.org)

Lance-Corporal George Alfred Cullen Reynolds

Born on 28 December 1896 in Hull, Quebec - son of Frederick A. and Mary Reynolds, Hull, Quebec (later Rochester, New York) - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as newspaper work; single; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 July 1915 (number 410600) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of L/Cpl Reynolds's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Private Walter Ravenscroft

Born in June 1897 in Kingston, Ontario - son of Walter Ravenscroft, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as nil; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 4 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410864) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Ravenscroft's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

Private Ralph Quinn

Born on 15 October 1894 in Rainy River, Ontario - son of James and Margaret Quinn, Battleford, Saskatchewan - nephew of Mrs. Mary F. Press, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 23 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410597) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - declared missing, presumed dead, on 18 November 1916 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Quinn's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)