Bachus, William John Ernest (W. J. E.) Photo
Rank Sapper
Service # 541056
Unit # CCC, 4th
Resident Wallaceburg
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Sapper William John Ernest Bachus arrived in England with the Cyclists May 6th, 1916, proceeding to Belgium the first week in August. He received accidental injuries in December 1916, returning to England for hospital treatment. He re-joined his unit in France in May 1917 where he served as a motorcycle dispatch rider until he sailed for home in June 1919.

Discharged at Toronto June 9th, 1919.

Entered the Hospital at London November 10th for treatment on Rt Hernia developed during service in army.


Sources Wallaceburg News (02-11-1916), Chatham Daily Planet (08-06-1919), No Return Ticket - Wallaceburg War Casualties - Alan Mann 2002
Height 5' 9"
Eye Colour Brown
Age 20
Complexion Fair
Hair Brown
Race White
Birthplace Wallaceburg, Ontario
Religion Presbyterian
Last Place of Employment Chief of Fire Department, Wallaceburg.
Average Earnings $70.00 per month.
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted December 12th, 1915
Where Enlisted Wallaceburg, Ontario
Allowance from Patriotic Fund $10.00 per month
Next of Kin Mother- Mrs.Mary Bachus, Wallaceburg. Brother- James Bachus. Sister- Mrs. Leona Barnes, Mrs. James Simpson. Brother- Cornelius Bachus, Rev. R.T. Bachus, Edward Bachus, Will Bachus.

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