Saturday 16 February 2013

Private Arthur Harrison Wilson

Born on 3 December 1897 in Cloquet, Minnesota - son of Mrs. S. Wilson, Cloquet, Minnesota - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as electrical engineer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 4 August 1916 (number 261683) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 March 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 August 1917.

(sources: 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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