Thursday 21 February 2013

Private Norman Ferguson Wison

Born on 14 September 1888 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Essie Wilson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lather; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410496) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 21 September 1916 - wounded on 1 March 1917 - wounded on 26 April or 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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