Saturday 29 December 2012

Private Ray Weddell

Born on 28 May 1888 in Yorkshire, England - husband of Mary Weddell, Chicago, Illinois - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as wig-maker; married; no current military service; previously served with the 4th Yorkshire (three years) and the 17th Lancers (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 July 1915 (number 410913) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 October 1916 - invalided sick to England on 12 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 December 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 February or March 1918.

Died on 23 or 28 February 1925.

(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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