deManbey, Wilfred Nigel: Service no. 160683

Digitized Service Record

Source: Mentioned in December 1916 War Diary.



This soldier joined the 82nd Overseas Battalion on October 18, 1915, at Calgary, Alberta. He was a 23-year old meat-packer who indicated 3-years of service with the East Surreys and 6-months of service with the 79th Cameron Highlanders based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He embarked at Halifax for overseas service with his battalion on May 20, 1916, and arrived 9-days later at Liverpool aboard the Empire of Britain. Serving at Shorncliffe, England, he was transferred to the 18th Battalion on October 13, 1916, arriving in the field with the Battalion 2-days later. He served as a sniper with confirmed kills and became ill on May 1917. Transferred to England, he was deemed to be eligible for discharge and returned to Calgary to be so on July 14, 1918.

December 1916 War Diary mentions this man on December 13 entry.
March 1917 War Diary entry on March 22, 1917 mentions this soldier.

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