Thursday 11 October 2012

Private Walter Case Troyer

Born on 14 July 1897 in Sheldon, North Dakota – son of Charles Edward Troyer, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Sheldon, North Dakota; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, on 15 February 1916 (number 654456) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 December 1916 – wounded on 9 April 1917 – died of those wounds on 22 May 1917 – buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery (grave II.L.2A), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register, 

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