Wednesday 6 February 2013

Private William Wiley

Born on 13 January 1885 in Huntsville, Ontario - son of Alfred Wiley, Alman, Michigan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Berkindale, Ontario; trade as woodsman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 119th Battalion, CEF, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on 1 December 1915 (number 754970) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 July 1917 - killed in action on 10 August 1918 - buried in Fouquescourt British Cemetery (grave III.J.2), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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