Saturday 23 February 2013

Private Walter Wilson

Born on 12 March 1892 in Dunmow, Essex, England - son of James Wilson, Dunmow, Essex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Renfrew, Ontario; trade as metal polisher; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; fair complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 15 August 1916 (number 1042077) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 1 February 1918 - invalided sick to England on 1 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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