Thursday 29 November 2012

Private George Leslie Wallace

(alias George Leslie Williams)

Born on 24 May 1898 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – nephew of Mrs. G. Jefferson, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lawrencetown, Ontario; trade as chauffeur; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.875 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; weight of 135 pounds; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, as a corporal on 28 September 1916 (number 1260700) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 – wounded on 27 September 1918 – invalided to England on 29 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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