Monday 31 December 2012

Private Calvin Weidmark

Born on 13 April 1879 in Lanark County, Ontario - husband of Hazel P. Weidmark, Picton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as manufacturer; married; no current military service; previous served in four camps of instruction; Baptist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Picton, Ontario, on 8 October 1915 (number 220135) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 October 1916 - transferred to the 12th Machine Gun Company, CMGC, CEF, on 2 April 1917 - wounded on 29 October 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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