Tuesday 21 August 2012

Private William Taylor

Born on 1 June 1890 in Oldham, Lancashire, England – son of (mother) S. Taylor, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as mechanic; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 October 1916 (number 513156) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 – transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918.

(Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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