Sunday 17 March 2013

Private Andrew Wrightly

Born on 29 April 1897 in Havelock, Ontario - son of John Nelson Wrightly, Havelock, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Havelock, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 3055335) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 1 or 2 October 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 13 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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