Tuesday 27 November 2012

Private William Walker

Born on 8 June 1880 in Pictou, Nova Scotia – husband of Bessie M. Walker, Somerville, Massachusetts – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as wife; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 15 September 1917 (number 3030529) – taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 7 April 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 – wounded on 30 September or 1 October 1918 – invalided to England on 4 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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