Saturday 24 November 2012

Private William Gad Waite

Born on 9 April 1870 in Caledonia Township, Ontario – husband of Mary Waite, Vankleek Hill, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as engineer; married (with two children); no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 41.5 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 27 February 1915 (number 410653) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916.

(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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