Sunday 16 December 2012

Major Thomas Hamilton Warren

Born on 14 January 1883 in London, Ontario - husband of Olive Sylvia Warrent, St. Lambert, Chambly County, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stock broker; married; currently a member of the active militia (no details); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 31 July 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - transferred to "Can. 1/C Detach." on 27 May 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 November 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 21 July 1919.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches - no citation - unit recommendation dated 21 September 1918: "Recommended for Mention in New Year's Honours List".

Unit recommendation for a Mention in Despatches dated 26 December 1918: "Recommended for Mention in Peace Despatch" - no award made.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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