Tuesday 5 March 2013

Lance-Corporal Charles Arthur Wooden

Born on 6 January 1894 in Paris, Ontario - son of John Wooden, Paris, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Paris, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the 25th Brant Dragoons (six years); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Paris, Ontario, on 27 March 1916 (number 270111) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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