Thursday, 22 July 2010

Private Thomas Lowry

Born on 1 December 1887 in Belfast, Ireland - husband of Jessie Lowry, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as mantle setter; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 February 1915 (number 410134) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 15 or 18 October 1916 - invalided to England on 20 October 1916.

(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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