Sunday 5 February 2012

Private Reginald Frederick Mayne

Born on 21 September 1890 in Newton Abbott, Devonshire, England - son of Mary Ann Mayne, Newton Abbott, Devonshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the 25th Regiment in St. Thomas (2.5 years); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 26 February 1916 (number 190014) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 January 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 18 April 1917.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Fuller).

(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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