Friday 26 April 2013

Private Earl Wilfred Warner

Born on 1 August 1897 in Lunenburg, Ontario - son of John Allen and Mary Warner, Lunenburg, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 1 January 1916 (number 633034) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - declared missing, presumed dead, on 10 August 1918 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Warner's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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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