Thursday 23 August 2012

Lance-Corporal Thomas Timothy Teirney

Born on 18 June 1877 in Northwich, Cheshire, England – husband of Mary Teirney, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bricklayer; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; “turning grey hair”.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410899) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 5 March 1918.

(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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