Friday 1 June 2012

Private Thomas Jordan Southby

Born on 21 July 1898 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Margaret Southby, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as operator; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 24 January 1916 (number 775191) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - transferred to the 6th Canadian Area Employment Company, CEF, on 22 August 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 17 or 18 July 1918 - wounded on 22 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 16 October 1918.

(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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