Monday 26 October 2009

Private Joseph Tennyson Holbrook

Born on 22 August 1876 in Clifton, Nottinghamshire, England - husband of Selina Holbrook, Kinmount, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Furnaa[?] Falls, Ontario, trade as blacksmith, married, no current military service, previously served with the Australian Light Horse, height of 5 feet 11.5 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, gray eyes, black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Kinmount, Ontario, on 25 January 1916 (number 726095) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off strength to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 January 1917.

(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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