Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Private Wilfred Adams Woodruff

Born on 30 April 1899 in St. Davids, Ontario - son of Hugh Woodruff, St. Davids, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in St. Davids, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the Depot Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 30 April 1917 (number 225440) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 1 or 2 June 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - wounded on 28 or 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 October 1918.

(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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