Monday 26 November 2012

Private John Walker

Born on 18 June 1895 in London, England – brother of Miss K. Walker, London, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1919: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as lineman; single; no current military service; previously served with the 38th Battalion, CEF (four years and two months [sic]); height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 April 1915 (number 410217) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918 – wounded on 4 November 1918 – joined the Canadian Ordnance Corps in Ottawa, Ontario, on 7 June 1919.

(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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