Thursday 22 November 2012

Acting-Corporal William Wilson Wade

Born on 13 March 1899 in Brighton, Ontario – son of Lillie M. Wade, Brighton, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Brighton, Ontario; trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; flaxen hair.

Joined No.2 Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Brighton, Ontario, on 28 November 1916 (number 2003541) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917 – struck off strength to England as a minor on 6 August 1917 – later served with the Canadian Army Service Corps.

(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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