CEF Soldier Detail

Private Ernest March Wakelyn

Regimental Number:
446872
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
31st Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Sunderland, Durham
Country:
Next of Kin:
William Wakelyn, Father, 1417 1st Ave., Hillhurst, Calgary, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
March 1, 1897
Trade or Calling:
Clerk
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Calgary, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
May 13, 1915
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
5 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Not Specified
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Unknown
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 9992 - 37
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion

Pte. Ernest March Wakelyn's was one of six brothers who enlisted to serve during the first World War.  His five brothers were likely: 

Pte. Stanley Yorke Wakelyn, 31st Battalion Alberta Regiment 
Trooper Harold Yorke Wakelyn, RNWMP
Sgt. Arthur Wakelyn, Military Medal, 31st Battalion, Alberta Regiment
Corp. Herbert Charles Wakelyn
Edwin Douglas Wakelyn.  

May be related to George James Wakelyn.

See attached letter written home from the front by Pte. Ernest Wakelyn.

TypeDateDescription
Letter 9/17/1916 Pte. Ernest Wakelyn, 31st Battalion, writes about the battle of the Somme