Saturday 11 February 2012

Private James Peter St. Thomas

Born on 3 December 1893 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Mrs. Joanna St. Thomas, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bookkeeper and stenographer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 20 February 1915 (number 410633) - 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 29 March 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917 - later served with reserve units and the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

(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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