Allen, William J. Photo
Rank Private
Service # 1036062
Unit # 238th, CFC
Resident Wallaceburg
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A single Blacksmith, William was living at R. R. # 4 Wallaceburg, ON. with his brother Thomas. Attestation: 20/06/1916 at Ottawa, ON. with the 238th Forestry Bn. William was 55yrs. old when he enlisted.

Private W.J. Allen trained with the Kingston Volunteers as Private.

Private W.J. Allen arrived in Liverpool September 22nd, 1916, and proceeded to Witley Camp. He was transferred to a different company and sent to Scotland where he served at this trade as blacksmith in the lumber camps.

Private W.J. Allen received his discharge at Kingston, Ontario, February 25th, 1918, being medically unfit for further military service.


Sources IODE, RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 111 – 37., LAC.
Height 5' 10.5"
Eye Colour Brown
Age 55
Complexion Fair
Hair Gray
Race White
Birthplace Huntley
Religion Presbyterian
Last Place of Employment Wallaceburg, Ontario
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted June 20th, 1916
Where Enlisted Ottawa, Ontario
Next of Kin Brother- Thomas Allen, R.R. #4 Wallaceburg.

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