William Herbert Wager signature

On this day in 1916, William Herbert Wagar signed up in Oshawa. He was born in Deseronto on May 13th, 1888, the son of William Henry Wagar and Eva Eliza (née Scrimshaw). He married Elizabeth Victoria Cairns in Oshawa on September 11th, 1911.

Wagar joined the 116th Battalion with the regimental number 746140. He was five feet three and three quarter inches tall, with a medium complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England on the SS Olympic on July 31st, 1916 and joined the 18th Battalion in France in October.  He was admitted to hospital with an inguinal hernia in November 1916 and was supplied with a truss for doing heavy work.

William returned to Canada on the SS Scotian and was discharged as medically unfit in Toronto on March 21st, 1919. It’s not clear where he lived after the war.