Friday 16 November 2012

Private John Henry Outhwaite

Born on 27 September 1896 in Shelbourne, Ontario - son of (late) George and Annie Outhwaite, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 6 January 1916 (number 775148) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Outhwaite's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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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