Wednesday 28 November 2012

Sergeant William Albert Walkey

Born on 22 February 1884 in Toronto, Ontario – husband of Emma Dalton Walkey, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tinsmith; married; no current or previous military experience; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 22 March 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410911) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 2 or 4 January 1917 – invalided to England on 6 February 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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