Monday 13 August 2012

Private Frank John Tarouilly

Born on 28 March 1887 in Jersey, Channel Islands - brother of John Tarouilly, Jersey, Channel Islands - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Detroit, Michigan; trade as fireman; single; no current military service; previously served with the militia (two years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Windsor, Ontario, on 21 March 1916 (number 208223) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 March 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917 - later served with reserve units - promoted to acting-corporal.

(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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