Thursday 8 September 2011

Private Theodore Plato

Born on 11 June 1884 in Fort Erie, Ontario - son of Mrs. Flora Plato, Buffalo, New York - brother of Fred Plato, Smiths Falls, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the American Engineer Corps (three years); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 15 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410585) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 20 November 1916 - invalided to England on 27 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1917 - wounded on 30 or 31 October 1917 - invalided to England on 14 November 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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