Canada – World War I CEF Personnel Files for Frank Winn dated January 6, 1916. Signed in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada.

Attestation Paper
No. 675057

Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force.

Questions to be put before Attestation.

  • What is your surname? WINN
  • What are your Christian names: FRANK
  • What is your present address? PEARL ST. TILLSONBURG ONT.
  • In what Town, Township or Parish, and in what Country were you born? OLDHAM, ENGLAND
  • What is the name of your next-of kin? MRS J.W. WINN
  • What is the address of your next-of-kin? PEARL ST. TILLSONBURG ONT.
  • What is the relationship to your next-of-kin? MOTHER
  • What is the date of your birth? JAN. 9, 1896
  • What is your Trade or Calling? PAINTER
  • Are you married? NO
  • Are you wiling to be vaccinated or revaccinated and inoculated? YES
  • Do you now belong to the Active Militia? NO
  • Have you ever served in any Military Force? NO
  • Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagement? YES
  • Are you willing to be attested to serve in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force? YES

Declaration to be made by man on attestation.

I, FRANK WINN, do solemnly declare that the above are answers made by me to the above questions and that they are true, and that I am willing to fulfil engagements by me now made, and I hereby engage and agree to serve in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, and to be attached to any arm of the service therein, for the term of one year, or during the war now existing between Great Britain and Germany should that war last longer than one year, and for six months after the termination of that war provided His Majesty should so long require my services, or until legally discharged.

Date: JAN. 6, 1916
Signature of Recruit: FRANK WINN
Signature of Witness: WK BALL, LIEUT

Oath to be taken by man on attestation.

I, FRANK WINN, do make Oath, that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King George the Fifth, His Heirs and Successors, and that I will as in duty bound honestly and faithfully defend His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, in Person, Crown and Dignity, against all enemies, and will observe an obey all orders of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and of all the Generals and Officers set over me. So help me God.

Date: JAN. 6, 1916
Signature of Recruit: FRANK WINN
Signature of Witness: WK BALL LIEUT

Certificate of Magistrate

The Recruit above-named was cautioned by me that if he made any false answer to any above questions he would be liable to be punished as provided in the Army Act.

The above questions were then read to the Recruit in my presence.

I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said Recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me, at TILLSONBURG this 6 day of JANY 1916.

Signature of Justice: GW Hale

Frank Winn Attestation Papers WWI 1916

Source Citation
Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; CEF Personnel Files; Reference: RG 150; Volume: Box 10496 – 18

Source Information Canada, World War I CEF Personnel Files, 1914-1918 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.

Original data:
Canadian Expeditionary Force. CEF Personnel Files, 1914-1918. Accession 1992-93/166. Record Group 150. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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