Sunday, 15 April 2012

Private Thomas Hector Silverthorn

Born on 21 December 1893 in Scarborough, York County, Ontario - son of Samuel Silverthorn, Meaford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Meaford, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 20 November 1915 (number 838179) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October or 2 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 December 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 5 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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