Thursday 23 June 2011

Private Thomas Hugh Ogilvie

Born on 14 December 1892 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Robert M. and Annie Ogilvie, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as parents; trade as civil engineer; single; currently a member of the Field Engineers; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the No. 2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 May 1917 (number 514519) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - killed in action on 27 September 1918 - buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery (grave III.A.13), 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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