Wednesday 21 November 2012

Private Arthur Clarence Wabb

Born on 31 May 1896 in French River, Ontario – son of late Samuel A. and Mary Wabb, Massey, Ontario – brother of Private Robert Hugh John Wabb, 38th Battalion, CEF – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in French River, Ontario; trade as cook; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 119th Battalion, CEF, in Massey, Ontario, on 7 February 1916 (number 754948) – taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 28 or 29 March 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 – wounded on 2 September 1918 – invalided to England on 12 October 1918.

(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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