Sunday 24 February 2013

Private William Henry Wilson

Born on 11 July 1895 in England - son of Mrs. Therese Coker, New Edinburgh, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as driver; single; no current military service; previously served with the 2nd Field Battery (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410200) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 6 September 1915.

(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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