Saturday 11 August 2012

Private Garnet Tanney

Born on 25 June 1897 in Algonquin, Ontario - son of Albert Tanney, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Algonquin, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 33 inches normal; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 8 December 1915 (number 639123) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 5 November 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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