Sunday 26 August 2012

Private Otto William Waldemar Terp

Born on 31 March 1890 in Russia – brother of Mrs. Gerda Johnston, Montreal, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with an infantry regiment in Denmark (six months); Lutheran; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 March 1915 (number 410416) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 9 August 1918.

(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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