Sunday 24 February 2013

Private Walter Allan Wilson

Born on 11 July 1897 in Merrickville, Ontario - son of Margaret Wilson, Merrickville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Iroquois, Ontario; trade as mason; single; currently a member of the Iroquois Canal Guard; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; sandy hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 4 October 1915 (number 219876) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 11 or 14 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 21 December 1917 - wounded on 30 July 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 November 1918 - struck off strength sick to England on 5 May 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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