Friday 4 January 2013

Private John Welch

Born on 1 April 1878 in Dollokshaw, Scotland - husband of Minnie Welch, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 15 November 1915 (number 775415) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 5 November 1917 - transferred to the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 14 May 1918 - later served with the 4th Canadian Infantry Works Company, 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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