Thursday 22 November 2012

Private Sandford Robertson Waddell

Born on 8 March 1882 in Kilsyth, Ontario – brother of Mary Waddell, Detroit, Michigan – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as silk cutter; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 12 January 1916 (number 669443) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 – struck off strength to the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, on 24 August 1917.

(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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