Sunday 10 February 2013

Private John Joseph Williams

Born on 31 August 1899 in Liverpool, England - brother of Miss Mary Williams, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the St. Lawrence Canal Patrol (six months); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 29 May 1917 (number 2098902) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded at duty on 27 September 1918 - wounded on 4 or 8 November 1918 - struck off strength to England for demobilization on 8 January 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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