Sunday 17 June 2012

Private Walter Jasper Stanley

Born on 18 February 1897 in Halifax, Nova Scotia - son of Mrs. Leah Watson (formerly Stanley), Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.25 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 21 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410893) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - died on 1 September 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery (grave III.D.4), 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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