Friday 19 March 2010

Private Thomas Richard Kingston

Born on 26 November 1896 in Donville, Ontario - son of Benjamin Kingston and Jane (Mrs. William) Typher (formerly Kingston), Roebuck, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cardinal, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the canal patrol (two months); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 32.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 2 March 1916 (number 639939) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 26 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 August 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.25), 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,

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