Saturday 23 April 2011

Private Thomas Murray Barr

Born on 5 October 1894 in South Mountain, Ontario - son of William Barr, Oxford Station, Ontario - brother of Sergeant Robert Percy Barr, 38th Battalion, CEF - attestation form notes trade as blacksmith, single, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 39.5 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, Church of England.

Joined the 109th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Lindsay, Ontario, on 9 December 1915 (number 724699) - transferred to the 124th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 9 December 1915 or 4 May 1917 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 31 July or 1 August 1917 - wounded on 24 March 1918 - invalided to England on 29 March 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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