Thursday 25 October 2012

Private John William Turner

Born on 7 July 1893 in Toronto, Ontario – son of George Turner, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as father; single; Roman Catholic; trade as labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 3055363) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 – wounded on 30 September 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 November 1918 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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