Sunday 25 November 2012

Private Dougal Emerson Walker

Born on 9 August 1898 in Renfrew County, Ontario – son of Mrs. Christiena Walker, Rutherglen, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Rutherglen, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in North Bay, Ontario, on 15 April 1916 (number 649170) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 – wounded on 2 or 4 September 1918 – invalided to England on 9 September 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)

1 comment:

PCole said...

Thank you very much for the information about my grandfather. Do you know if there are any pictures? Patricia Cole