Saturday 11 August 2012

Private William Henry Taite

Born on 28 November 1896 in Meaford, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Taite, Meaford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Meaford, Ontario; trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 7 December 1915 (number 828191) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - captured and made a prisoner of war on 10 August 1918 - repatriated on 16 January 1919.

(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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