Monday 24 December 2012

Private George Alexander Waywell

Born on 31 December 1897 in Lancashire, England - son of Maria Waywell, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as messenger; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 669449) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - killed in action on 11 January 1917 - buried in Écoivres Military Cemetery (grave IV.B.7), France.

(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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