Wednesday 20 February 2013

Lance-Sergeant John Bennett Wilson

Born on 12 April 1886 in Geecross[?], Hyde, England - son of James Wilson, Geecross[?], Hyde, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as iron molder; single; currently a member of the active militia (no details provided); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 35th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 5 April 1915 (number 405522) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 March 1918 - 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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