Tuesday 15 January 2013

Private Burton Roy Wetherup

Born on 25 September 1897 in Ops, Victoria County, Ontario - son of John Wetherup, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with the Army Service Corps (six months); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 14 May 1916 (number 724291) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 17 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - wounded on 29 or 30 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 November 1918 - struck off strength to England as a coal miner on 18 January 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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