Wednesday 6 February 2013

Sergeant Alfred Gordon Wilkins

Born on 15 March 1894 in Birmingham, England - husband of Lucy Wilkins, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; trade as confectioner; married; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Grenadiers (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 23 December 1915 (number 775217) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

(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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