Monday 10 December 2012

Private Kenneth Warden

Born on 19 June 1900 (claimed 1897 on enlistment form) in Kinbourn, Ontario – son of Elizabeth Warden, Hull, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as page; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 639869) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – struck off strength to England as a “minor” on 29 September 1917 – [returned to Canada] – joined the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 October 1918.

(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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