Friday, 20 April 2012

Private Wesley Simpson

Born on 28 February 1895 in Vars, Ontario - son of Mrs. A. Simpson, Vars, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Vars, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 January 1917 (number 246804) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - killed in action on 28 May 1918 - buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery (grave IX.E.3), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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