Saturday 6 February 2010

Private Thomas Corbett Jones

Born on 1 October 1897 in Salford, Lancashire, England - half-brother of Charles W. Corbett, Berlin, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as rubbert worker; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 32.25 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Berlin, Ontario, on 29 October 1915 (number 751069) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF.

(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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