Tuesday 25 September 2012

Private John Lorimer Todd

Born on 3 June 1895 in Belfast, Ireland – friend of Major Thomas W. Fox, Milton, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Milton, Ontario; trade as machinist and operator; single; no current military service; previously served with the 44th Regiment Canal Guard; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.25 inches; chest of 36.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 164th Battalion, CEF, in Milton, Ontario, on 9 December 1915 (number 663119) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 – wounded on 30 September 1918 – invalided to England on 2 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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