Wednesday 5 December 2012

Private Bruce Hastings Warburton

Born on 3 November 1883 in London, England – son of Mrs. Nittie M. Edis[?], Coboconk, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Coboconk, Ontario; trade as lumberman; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 30 November 1915 (number 724646) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – invalided sick to England on 2 June 1917 – later served with the Canadian Army Pay Corps and promoted to acting-corporal.

(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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