Saturday 2 March 2013

Private William Witt

Born on 11 January 1880 in Shrewton, Wiltshire, England - son of Sarah Hawkes, Ealing, Middlesex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 204th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 24 April 1916 (number 237636) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - died on 2 September 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.7), France.

(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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