Saturday, 12 June 2010

Private Thomas Arthur Joseph Lenehan

Born on 20 September 1890 in Weston, Ontario - son of Mrs. Sarah Lenehan, Weston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; red hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 22 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410809) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - buried in Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery (grave I.C.33), Belgium.

(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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