Thursday, December 30, 2010

Private Arnold Winger - 44241

According to his attestation papers dated April 5, 1915 at Toronto, Arnold Winger was born on October 25, 1896 in Jarvis, Ontario.  He listed his mother, Edith Winger, Humber Bay as his next of kin.  He was a gardener and was a member of an active militia.  He was 18 years of age and stood 5 feet 5 inches tall.  He had brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion.  He had a tattoo of a flag and two hands on his left forearm.  He had eight scars on the small of his back.  He was a Baptist.

He was a member of the 3rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) when he was killed on September 23, 1915.  He is buried in the Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery in Belgium. He is listed as the son of Edward and Edith Jane Winger, of 28 Oliver St., Humber Bay, Ontario.

According to the 1911 census, Arnold worked at a brickyard.  His father worked as a fireman at the bolt works.   

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