Tuesday 29 May 2012

Private John Walter Sones

Born on 12 June 1884 in Hamilton, Ontario - husband of Ether Hardley Sones, Hamilton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as butcher; married; no current military service; previously served with the 13th Royal Regiment (two years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 164th or 205th Battalion, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 3 April 1916 (number 240335) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 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)

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