Monday 6 February 2012

Private Linus Cuthbert Garnham

Born on 1 February 1895 in Straffordville, Ontario - son of W.F. Garnham, Lambton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father, trade as fireman, single, no current or previous military service, Baptist, height of 5 feet 5.25 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 17 February 1916 (number 189989) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 13 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 15 November 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 8 January 1917.

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

(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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