Buchanan, Walter James: Service no. 126768

Digitized Service Record

Source: The Goderich Signal. September 26, 1918. Page 1. News article was in reference to Private Charles Austin Campbell’s death and was forwarded to me by Allen Miller from the 161st The Hurons Facebook Group. Researched soldiers from article and he was a member of the 18th.

The Goderich Signal. September 26, 1918. Page 1.


Word was received yesterday morning by Mr. and Mrs. James Buchanan that their son. Pte. Walter James Buchanan, was admitted to hospital at Wimereux, France, September 18, with a gunshot wound in the back penetrating the chest. Pte. Buchanan could not have been in France more than ten days or so before he was wounded. He wrote home August 30th stating that he was reverting to the rank of private in order to go to France, having become tired of remaining in England. He enlisted in the fall of 1915 with the 71st Battalion, spent the winter training at Stratford, and went overseas in March of 1916 and had been in England ever since, holding the rank of quartermaster sergeant.


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