Military

Canadians named Wanless & Wandless who enlisted in the military for WWI (The Great War)

Source: Library & Archives Canada

Name Date of Birth Recruitment Date Recruitment Place Details from Attestation Papers Regimental
number(s)
Reference
Age Birthplace Residence Next of Kin Occupation, Military Service, etc.
WANDLESS
, HOLLINGWORTH
26/05/1885 24 Dec 1914 Fredericton, N.B. 29y 6m Fredericton, N.B. Alexandrina Wandless, wife, 53 Shore St, Fredericton stone cutter, served 3 yrs in the Boys Brigade, 5′ 9″, chest 39-43″, brunette complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, Church of England, 2nd B.W. [under marks & distinguishing features] 86027 RG 150,
Box 10071
– 32
WANDLESS
, JOHN FINLOW
19/02/1879 24 Jul 1915 Toronto, Ont. 36y 7m Fredericton, N.B. Louise Wandless, wife, 156 Huron St, Toronto, Ont. Editor/Journalist, served in 71st York Reg’t R.C.R. (Boer War), South African Constabulary, Natal Militia, 5′ 8.5″, chest 36-39.25″, dark complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, Church of England, small mole on upper left arm RG 150,
Box 10071
– 33
WANDLESS , LOVING B [really Loring] 24/11/1889 8 Sep 1915 Sussex, N.B. 26y 10m Fredericton, N.B. Mrs. Loving Wandless, wife, 350 Church St, Fredericton, N.B. plumber, did 2 yrs in Army, 5′ 8.5 [or 3.5?]”, chest 34.5-38″, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, Church of England 445718 RG 150,
Box 10071
– 34
WANLESS , ALVIN BASIL

(see Basil Alvin below)

20/11/1896 1 Apr 1915 Fort William, Ont. 19 Fort William, Ont. John Wanless, father, 304 S. May St, Fort William, Ont bookkeeper, single, no prior service, 5′ 7.5″, chest 31-34″, medium complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, Methodist A38420 RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS , ANDREW GEORGE ANDERSON 16/05/1890 4 Aug 1915 Winnipeg, Man. 25y 2m Chicago, Illinois, USA Ingrid Elizabeth Ross, sister, Elgin, Manitoba Missionary, single, active member of 100th Winnipeg Grenadiers, 5′ 6.5″, chest 35.5-38″, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian 148115 RG 150,
Box 10072
– 2
WANLESS
, ARTHUR GRAHAM
04/06/1885 21 Jun 1915 Sarnia, Ont. 30 Sarnia, Ont. Robert Wanless, father, 459 N. Christena St, Sarnia clerk, single, served previously (no details), 5′ 8.5″, chest 37-40″, fair complexion, fair hair, dark blue eyes, Presbyterian 90887 RG 150,
Box 10072
– 3
WANLESS
, BASIL ALVIN
20/11/1898 15 Mar 1918 Winnipeg, Man. 19y 4m Fort William, Ont. 304 S. May St, Fort William, Ont. Mr. J. Wanless, father, 304 S. May St, Fort William, Ont. stenographer, single, no prior service, 5′ 7.5″, chest 31-34″, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, Baptist or Congregationalist 2293770 RG 150,
Box 10072
– 4
WANLESS
, CHRISTOPHER
29/08/1872 17 Jan 1918 London, Ont. 45 yrs 6 mos Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, England Clawson, Michigan Letitie Wanless, sister, Old Hartley, NBL Painter/Decorator, single, served previously in the NBL Fusilliers & Volunteer Army, 5′ 6.5″, chest 32″ to 34.5″ when expanded, medium complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, Church of England 2627047 RG 150,
Box 10072
– 5
WANLESS
, CROSBY
25/06/1888 6 Nov 1918 Kingston, Ont. 27y 4m Point Fortune, Ont. 528 Ontario St, Toronto Ruby Wanless, wife, same address electrician, 5′ 3″, chest 32-35″, sallow complexion, brown eyes, black hair, Methodist 348337 RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS , GEORGE ALBERT Jr. 26/10/1882 9 Mar 1915 Montreal, Que. 32y 6m Point Fortune, Ont. Mrs. George A. Wanless, wife, 741 Querkes Ave, Outremont traveller, prior service in 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Reg’t 1 year, 5′ 4.75″, chest 36-39″, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, Methodist, small mole on center of chest, 1 vaccination mark 418361 RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS , GEORGE ANDREW 12/06/1897 7 Feb 1916 Walkerton, Ont. 18y 8m Kingston, Frontenac, Ont. Walkerton, Ont. Mrs. H.B. Gilbert, mother, 966 Drexell Ave, Detroit, Mich. (address crossed out was 722 Pierson St, Flint, Mich.) student, single, served 3 yrs in 32nd Regiment High School Cadets, 5′ 11″, 32-36″ chest, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, Church of England 651742 RG 150,
Box 10072
– 8
WANLESS
, HELEN ELIZABETH
16/04/1880 4 June 1917 Base Hospital Grounds, Toronto, Ont. New Flos, Ont. Barrie, Ont. Mrs. Jessie Wanless, mother, Barrie graduate nurse, Presbyterian RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS
, HENRY EDWARD
20/03/1869 19 Jan 1919 Toronto, Ont. 50 Devonport, Devon, England 681 Ossington Ave, Toronto Lucy Wanless, wife, same address Naval Pensioner, 5′ 5.5″, 35-58″ chest, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, Church of England 14963 RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS
, HERBERT MCDONELL
25/11/1886 22 Sep 1914 Val Cartiex(?) 26y 10m Point Fortune, Ont. Geo. A. Wanless, father, 37 Park Ave, Ottawa occupation: C.S.(?), single, no prior service, 5′ 4.5″, chest 33-35″, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark hair, Wesleyan, appendicitis scar & scar on upper part of leg 8276 RG 150,
Box 10072
– 11
WANLESS
, IRA HARPER
13/05/1897 17 June 1918 Calgary, Alb. 21y 1m Devils Lake, North Dakota, USA Strome, Alberta Mrs. Ella Wanless, mother, Strome, Alberta single, Presbyterian, farmer, no prior service, 6′ 1″, fair(?) complexion, blue eyes, light(?) hair 3211074 RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS
, JAMES MCKELVEY
17/04/1895 9 May 1918 Toronto, Ont. 23 Sarnia, Ont. 349-1/2 Euclid Ave, Toronto Lily Wanless, mother, same address single, Presbyterian, drug clerk, no prior service, 5′ 4″, chest 32 to 35″, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair 3036937 RG 150,
Box 10072
– 13
WANLESS
, LIONEL MILTON
19/04/1895 16 May 1918 Victoria, B.C. 22y 7m Fort William, Ont. Rutland, B.C. John Frederick Wanless, father, 304 S. May St, Fort William, Ont. single, Presbyterian, farmer, no prior service, 5′ 2-3/4″, chest 36-38″, sallow complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, birth mark on left cheek and chin 2139697 RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS
, RADFORD
06/02/1889 17 Sep 1915 Calgary, Alb. 26 Toronto, Ont. Thomas Wanless, father, Penticton, B.C. laborer, single, short time in Okanagan M. Rifles in B.C., 5′ 8″, chest 34-38″, medium complexion, gray eyes, light brown hair, Baptist 160119 RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS
, TAYLOR MCDONALD
03/06/1897 20 Dec 1915 Essex, Ont. 18 Detroit, Michigan, USA Essex, Ont. James Wanless, father, West Lorne, Ont. clerk, single, no prior service, 5′ 7″, chest 33-36″, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, Presbyterian 213372 RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS
, WILLIAM
31/07/1887 24 Feb 1916 Calgary, Alb. 28 Scone near Perth, Perthshire, Scotland 406 8th St, Bridgeland, Calgary, Alb. Isabella Wanless, mother, Lovers Lane, Scone near Perth, Scotland groom, single, no prior service, 5′ 2″, chest 33-36″, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian, hernia operation scar on right 808740 RG 150,
Box 10072
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WANLESS, WILLIAM ARTHUR 7 Dec 1872 25 Jan 1916 Amherstburg, Ont. 43y 1m Chatham, Ont. George Ada Wanless, wife, Amherstburg, Ont. tailor, 5′ 10″, chest 34-37″, dark complexion, hazel eyes, hair black turning gray, Methodist 213719 RG 150, Box 10072 – 18