Friday 3 May 2013

Sergeant Allan Archibald Wilson

Born on 10 June 1892 in Galt, Ontario - son of Robert A. and Agnes B. Wilson, Galt, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as barber; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 111th Battalion, CEF, in Galt, Ontario, on 22 December 1915 (number 730257) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 March 1918 - declared missing, presumed dead, on 10 August 1918 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Sgt Wilson's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: 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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