Sunday 8 July 2012

Corporal Thomas Stewart

Born on 25 May 1894 in Canada - son of Thomas Stewart, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as civil servant in the Marine Department; single; currently a member of the Cadets; previously served with the Ottawa Collegiate Institute Cadets (two years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410942) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to England for the Officers' Training Course on 5 October 1917 - commissioned as a lieutenant - transferred to the 7th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 26 January 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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