Sunday 4 November 2012

Private William Valentine

Born on 17 February 1891 in Haliburton, Ontario – son of J.W. Valentine, Miners Bay, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Miners Bay, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 6 feet 0 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Minden, Ontario, on 17 March 1916 (number 724131) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – killed in action on 26 March 1917 – buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.F.24), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,

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