Saturday 2 February 2013

Private Daniel Whittit

Born on 5 July 1897 in England - son of Elizabeth Whittit, Aberdeen, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Beamsville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 98th Battalion, CEF, in Welland, Ontario, on 2 December 1915 (number 211002) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 8 September 1916 - wounded on 12 October 1916 - transferred to the 2nd Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 1 October 1917 - rejoined the 58th Battalion on 17 or 18 July 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - rejoined the 58th Battalion on 9 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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