Sunday 19 April 2009

Private Thomas Grenville Aldous

Born on 19 November 1895 in Fenelon Falls, Ontario - son of John S. and Arabella Aldous - attestation form notes trade as clerk, single, never previously a member of the military, height of 5 feet 2 inches, chest of 36 inches, fair complexion, light brown eyes, dark brown hair, Church of England.

Joined the 109th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 15 November 1915 (number 725507) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 4 December 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - buried in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, France.

Update: a photo of Private Aldous's headstone at Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery.

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