Wednesday 25 January 2012

Private William John Rupert

Born on 30 November 1895 in Newington, Ontario - son of Mrs. H.O. Rupert, Newington, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Newington, Ontario; trade as tailor; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue-gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 15 June 1916 (number 261500) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 April 1917 - wounded on 26 or 28 June 1917 - invalided to England on 13 July 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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