Wednesday 13 February 2013

Lance-Corporal Walter John Williamson

Born on 1 February 1895 in Kingslynn, Norfolk, England - brother of Miss Ivy Williamson, Kingslynn, Norfolk, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in North Gower, Ontario; trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 27 March 1916 (number 640036) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 22 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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