Saturday 9 February 2013

Private George Williams

Born on 24 May 1885 in Dunvegan, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Williams, Dunvegan, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410663) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 4th Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 24 June 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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