Friday, 14 October 2016

Private Thomas Charles Good

Born on 19 June 1879 in Bracebridge, Ontario - husband of Mrs. Thomas Good, Richmond Hill, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Richmond Hill, Ontario, trade as railwayman, married, no current military service, previously served with the Grenadiers (three years), Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 5.75 inches, chest of 38.25 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 November 1915 (number 775065) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 28 June 1917 when an enemy shell struck the bunker he was sheltering in - invalided to England on 7 July 1917 - returned to Canada on 28 November 1917.

Married to Jessamine Stephenson, fathered four daughters and one son.

Worked as a railwayman after the war. Died on 17 August 1939.

(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; email from Darlene McLellan, 15 March 2016)

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