Sunday 21 August 2011

Private Theodore Thurston Perry

Born on 10 October 1897 in England - friend of Mr. F. Comerford, Eldorado, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 23 October 1915 (number 220089) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 October 1916 - wounded on 18 or 19 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 December 1916 - wounded on 29 March 1917 - invalided to England on 7 April 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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