Wednesday 22 June 2011

Private Daniel O'Toole

Born on 24 May 1890 in Dublin, Ireland - son of Lawrence O'Toole, Dublin, Ireland - nephew of Mrs. Leonard W. Ruthen, Brussells, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 9 March 1916 (number 724053) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 3 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 April 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.3), France.

(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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