Saturday, 10 July 2010

Private George Francis Loftus

Born on 24 October 1896 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Martin Loftus, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as operator [?]; single; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (ninety-two days); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 28 January 1916 (number 725194) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 15 April 1917.

(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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