Wednesday 12 December 2012

Private William Ware

Born on 1 August 1877 in London, England - next of kin listed as Harriet Ware, Hintonburg, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 March 1915 (number 410428) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 4th Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 12 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 23 September 1918 - promoted to lance-corporal after departure from 38th Battalion.

(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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