Wednesday 19 October 2011

Private Thomas Hugh Quayle

Born on 21 November 1881 in Douglas, Isle of Man - husband of Eliza Quayle, Vancouver, British Columbia - son of Thomas Henry and Ellinor Quayle, Isle of Man - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plasterer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; pale complexion; dark blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 72nd Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 26 November 1915 (number 130076) - landed in France with the 72nd Battalion on 12 August 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 1 or 2 May 1917 - died on 23 April 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension (grave III.B.55), France.

(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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