Wednesday 14 November 2012

Private William Henry Verral

Born on 13 November 1879 in Hamilton, Ontario – husband of Margaret Verral, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as water works repair man; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9.25 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 18 January 1916 (number 775675) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – wounded on 11 or 13 April 1917 – invalided to England on 15 April 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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

W.H. Verral was my grandfather; a couple of corrections. He was born Nov 13, 1881 NOT 1879 & he was wounded on April 9, 1917 according to the newspaper articles and his own account, which we have copies of.

- Paul H. Verral