Friday 24 August 2012

Private Arthur Templeton

Born on 4 February 1894 in Belleville, Ontario – son of Robert and Mary O. Templeton, Belleville, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 6 April 1915 (number 411135) – transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 – killed in action on 30 October 1917 – name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

(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,

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