Friday 25 January 2013

Private Tracy Edgar Barjarow

Born on 5 May 1899 in Coboconk, Ontario - son of Reuben and Jennie Barjarow, Coboconk, Ontario - brother of Private Stanley Elmer Barjarow - attestation form notes trade as painter, single, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 34 inches, medium complexion, brown eyes, auburn hair, Methodist.

Joined the 109th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 22 November 1915 (number 724520) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - name listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Barjarow's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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,

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