Saturday 1 December 2012

Private James Charles Waller

Born on 31 January 1897 in Highgate, Middlesex, England – son of James Waller, Abitibi, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Abitibi, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in Haileybury, Ontario, on 13 April 1916 (number 648936) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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