Monday 14 February 2011

Private Thomas Henry Meyer

Born on 16 December 1897 in Grey County, Ontario - son of George Henry and Sarah Ann Meyer, Owen Sound, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as bookkeeper; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 9.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 30 March 1916 (number 839045) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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