Saturday 22 October 2011

Private Thomas Francis Quinlan

Born on 1 October 1895 in Barnet Barracks, England - son of Michael Quinlan, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as printer; single; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (three years); no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 February 1915 (number 410486) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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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