Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Private Thomas Liddell

Born on 26 September 1895 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England - next of kin listed as Matt. Liddell, Maisonneuve, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as Salada tea packer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.9 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 5 March 1915 (number 410934) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - promoted to Acting-Corporal.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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