Thursday 7 February 2013

Sergeant George Wilkins

Born on 22 October 1883 in Udora, Ontario - husband of Julia Jane Wilkins, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as brewery worker; married (with one child); no current military service; previously served with the 8th Infantry of the US Army (served in the Philippines); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: trade as farmer; previously served with the US Army (six years, sergeant); Presbyterian; left eye blue, right eye blind, "Hearing Fair. Right ear deaf, Left ear O.K. Eyesight, Right blind, L. V.D. 20, Nose and throat, O.K."

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410609) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 14 or 16 November 1915 - wounded on 26 or 30 April 1916 - discharged from the CEF circa May 1917 due to "gunshot wounds" - joined the Special Service Company, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 11 May 1917.

(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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