Tuesday 4 December 2012

Private Ernest Wanamaker

Born on 2 December 1895 in Madoc Township, Hastings County, Ontario – son of Edward Wanamaker, Eldorado, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Eldorado, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 254th Battalion, CEF, in Madoc, Ontario on 13 January 1917 (number 1093307) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 April 1918 – wounded on 30 September or 1 October 1918 – invalided to England on 3 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; Sailing List, 254th Battalion, CEF)

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