Tuesday 26 February 2013

Private William Windley

Born on 19 June 1897 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England - son of Mrs. Clara Windley, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as boiler builder; single; no current or previous military service; religious denomination listed as "Disciples"; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 24 February 1916 (number 775876) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - transferred to the 1st Tunneling Company, CEF, on 5 February or 6 October 1917 - wounded on 10 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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