Monday 18 February 2013

Sergeant Glen Wilson

Born on 21 January 1893 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Arthur and Eliza A. Wilson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as printer; single; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (five years); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410230) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Regina Trench Cemetery (grave IV.G.30), France.

(I took the image of Sgt Wilson's headstone in Regina Trench Cemetery in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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