Saturday 23 May 2009

Private John Thomas Glynn

Born on 20 June 1896 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England - son of Michael (2nd Overseas Canadian Contingent) and Elizabeth Glynn, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as steam fitter, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 2.5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 12 August 1915 (number 144991) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 May 1916 - joined the No.1 Overseas Reinforcing Platoon, Duchess of Connaught's Own, Irish Canadian Rangers, in Montreal, Quebec, on 27 December 1916 - also served with the 14th Battalion, CEF.

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