Friday 14 December 2012

Private Wilfrid Warner

Born on 12 August 1893 in Avonmore, Ontario - son of Emerson and Selina Grant Warner (mother later Sullivan, vice Warner), Avonmore, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; currently a member of the active militia (no details); no previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 18 January 1915 (number 410656) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 28 September 1918 - buried in Raillencourt Communal Cemetery Extension (grave II.B.10), 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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