Wednesday 22 April 2009

Private Thomas Henry Gaskell

Born on 8 March 1884 in Manchester, England - husband of Edith Gaskell, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as boilermaker, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 2.5 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1916 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - taken on the strength of the 10th Battalion, CEF, on 2 October 1916 - wounded on 28 April 1917.

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