Thursday 10 January 2013

Sergeant Victor Welton

Born on 7 March 1897 in Fyzabad, India - son of Florence Welton, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as horseman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; weight of 113 pounds; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (numbered 410660) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 15 August 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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