Tuesday 11 October 2011

Private Thomas Ivan Proudler

Born on 15 October 1897 in Stafford, England - son of Albert and Ann Emmalaine Proudler, Brighton, Sussex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 2.25 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 15 November 1915 (number 724564) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - died on 13 April 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension (grave E.34), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

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