Wednesday 23 January 2013

Private John Timothy White

Born on 27 April 1875 in Grenville County, Ontario - husband of Idella Jam. White, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; trade as insurance agent; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 40.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 November 1916 (number 246732) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 23 January 1918 - transferred to the 4th Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 11 February 1918 - transferred to the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 13 September 1918.

(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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