Tuesday 24 January 2012

Lance-Corporal William Ewart Rudrum

Born on 6 January 1886 in Hilverston, Norfolk, England - next of kin listed as Mary Ann Rudrum, Rockland, St. Mary's, Norfolk, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 8 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410874) - 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 10 or 11 April 1917 - invalided to England on 16 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)

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