Thursday 12 July 2012

Private William Charles Stilwell

Born on 1 January 1895 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Charles Stilwell, Salmon Arm, British Columbia - brother of Frederick Stilwell, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as woodworker; single; no current military service; previously served with the 41st Regiment (two years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 5 March 1915 (number 410702) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 4 September 1916.

(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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