Wednesday 1 February 2012

Private Thomas George Rutter

Born on 2 May 1898 in Bankway[?], Ontario - son of Thomas Rutter, Coboconk, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Coboconk, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 252nd Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 4 January 1916 (number 725110) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 8 August 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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; Sailing List, 252nd Battalion, CEF)

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