Wednesday 21 September 2011

Lance-Corporal Thomas Johnson Porter

Born on 12 July 1889 in Baldur, Manitoba - next of kin listed as W.J. Porter, Baldur, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as engineering student; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 17 March 1915 (number 411097) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 4 or 7 June 1916.

(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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