Sunday 17 February 2013

Private George John Wilson

Born on 27 August 1891 in Drayton, Ontario - son of Ellen Wilson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as upholsterer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 4 February 1916 (number 669582) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 20 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 2 April 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 1 May 1917.

(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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