Saturday 25 August 2012

Private Alexander Tennisco

Born on 29 August 1894 in Golden Lake, Ontario – son of Mrs. George Crawford, Mattawa, Ontario – brother of Private Joseph Tennisco, MM, 38th Battalion, CEF – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; weight of 160 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 27 February 1917 (number 1043057) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 – died on 24 April 1918 of wounds received that day – buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension (grave III.A.8), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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