William Norman Moyer                          "Oxford's Own"

Library and Archives Canada features the Personnel Records of soldiers who served during WW1 - online.

The following papers illustrate what can be found on their site for almost every soldier..

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William Norman Moyer was born in Springfield,  joined the 168th battalion in 1916, served until 1919, and took up residence in Tillsonburg when he returned.   He was the son of Emerson and Janet Moyer and had 4 female siblings.  Mr. Moyer served as a president of Branch #153 of the local Legion for a time.  He died April 20, 1993 at the age of 97 and is buried in Mt. Elgin cemetery.

The archives also allow you see all of his personnel records such as his enlistment papers, records of his training and embarkation, pay schedule, hospital admission report (injured in gas attack May 5, 1917) medical history, dental charts and discharge papers).  For some reason his attestation paper says he was born in 1896 but other records put his birth date as 1895.

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