Monday 28 January 2013

Private James Frederick Whittaker

Born on 28 April 1897 in London, England - son of Lilian Maud Whittaker, Mountain View, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, on 28 August 1915 (number 219495) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 18 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 23 November 1916 - invalided to England on 5 December 1916.

(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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