Saturday, 4 September 2010

Private Thomas Maroney

Born on 17 February 1874 in Hamilton, Ontario - husband of Hannah Maroney, Eastview, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; married; no current military service; previously served with the Canadian Engineers (three years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; iron grey hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410358) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 23 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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