Saturday 20 March 2010

Acting Lance-Corporal (Private) Thomas Kininmonth

Born on 17 January 1894 in Edinburgh, Scotland - son of James Kininmonth, Edinburgh, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as carpenter; single; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers (in the Territorials) (one year and six months); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; gray eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 9 March 1916 (number 775958) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - died on 21 August 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery (grave II.K.22), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment:

Pamela Thomson said...

Thank you very very much Ken for posting this information - most of which was new to me.

Thomas was my grand mothers' brother. He moved to Canada from Edinburgh, Scotland and he lived with my newly married grandmother and grand father before he enlisted

Ten weeks after Thomas' death - his brother Alexander (one day before his 19th birthday)died at Burqa, in Palestine.