Wednesday 16 February 2011

Private Thomas Sebastian Milburn

Born on 31 August 1897 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England - son of Margaret Milburn, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as ammunition machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with the 9th Battery, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery, in Halifax (three months as a Gunner); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 18 April 1916 (number 510888) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 30 or 31 October 1917 - invalided to England on 6 November 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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