Friday 26 October 2012

Private Joseph Pringle

Born on 12 April 1887 in Flinton, Ontario - husband of Gertrude Pringle, Kingston, Ontario - son of Joseph and Hester Pringle, Point Anne, Ontario - brother of Private Jesse Pringle, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; married; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel-brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 8 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410592) - 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 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 January 1917 - killed in action on 27 April 1917 - buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery (grave III.E.1), France.

(Updated with an image of Pte Pringle's headstone in La Chaudière Cemetery 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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