Saturday 4 July 2009

Private Thomas Grice

Born on 7 November 1898 in Wakefield, York, England - son of Mary Sophia Grice (widow), Hamilton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 120th Battalion, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 9 February 1916 (number 757816) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - wounded on 2 or 4 September 1918 - invalided to England on 15 September 1918.

(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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