Saturday 5 January 2013

Private Harold Ryerson Weldon

Born on 21 October 1896 in Finelon Township, Victoria County, Ontario - son of Richard Weldon, Cambray, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cambray, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 8 March 1916 (number 724081) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 1 July 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 9 November 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF.

(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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