Saturday 20 October 2012

Private William Turland

Born on 11 March 1879 in Edgware, Middlesex, England – husband of Lilian L. Mabel Turland, Delta, Leeds County, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Soperton, Leeds County, Ontario; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Delta, Ontario, on 28 January 1916 (number 639489) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – died of wounds on 1 November 1917 – buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery (VIII.B.12), Belgium.

(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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