Friday 15 February 2013

Sergeant Archie Bell Wilson

Born on 1 August 1893 in Ripley, Ontario - son of Mrs. Susannah Wilson, Ripley, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Owen Sound, Ontario; trade as bank clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 7 March 1916 (number 838939) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - appointed acting company sergeant-major - wounded on 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 December 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

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