Saturday 19 January 2013

Private Norman Whetton

Born on 5 May 1897[?] in Liester, England - son of Mrs. Thirsa Whetton, Owen Sound, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, on 1 January 1916 (number 838454) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - struck off strength to England as a minor on 14 October 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

(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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