Monday 4 February 2013

Lance-Corporal William Henry Wicker

Born on 14 October 1894 in Mayfield, Sussex, England - son of George Thomas Wicker, Mayfield, Sussex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in London, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, in London, Ontario, on 14 June 1916 (number 654880) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 13 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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