Monday 25 June 2012

Private Thomas John Steele

Born on 27 April 1896 in Carleton Place, Ontario - son of Mrs. Jane Steele, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Carleton Place, Ontario; trade as driver; single; no current military service; previously served with the 51st Battery, Canadian Field Artillery (eight months); height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 129 pounds; fair complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Company, Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 October 1917 (number 319949) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 27 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 25 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)

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