Friday 13 July 2012

Private William Stockdale

Born on 12 May 1895 in Yorkshire, England - brother of Ernest Stockdale, Bunshon[?], Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Iroquois, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 87th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 26 November 1915 (number 122827) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 14 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - attached to the 12th Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 16 August 1916 - struck off strength to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 1 October 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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