Sunday 5 February 2012

Private Thomas William Fuller

Born on 17 October 1898 in London, England - son of Mrs. Lottie Fuller, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Springfield, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 8.75 inches, chest of 34.75 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 3 April 1916 (number 190205) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 13 January 1917 - invalided to England on 6 February 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Fuller).

(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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