Tuesday 28 August 2012

Private Merton Terwilligar

Born on 9 February 1895 in Hallowell, Ontario – son of Mrs. Dora Terwilligar, Picton, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Picton, Ontario, on 4 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410900) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 May 1916.

(Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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