Sunday 12 August 2012

Private William Henry Tapper

Born on 11 March 1896 in London, England - son of Annie Tapper, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as factory hand; single; currently a member of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (private, one year and six months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 669413) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - struck off strength to England on 1 May 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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