Tuesday 19 March 2013

Private Joseph Yardley

Born on 4 August 1892 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England - brother of George Yardley, Coventry, Warwickshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 252nd or 253rd Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 14 March 1917 (number 1087265) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 5 April 1918 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 16 August 1918.

(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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