Tuesday 2 April 2013

Private Wallace Taylor Leslie

Born on 19 May 1896 in Canada - son of Mrs. Annie Leslie, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plumbing; single; no current military service; previously served with the Army Medical Corps (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 9 March 1915 (number 410280) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF.

(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)

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