Wednesday 22 August 2012

Private Peter Cosmos Teck

Born on 24 March 1890 in Pollttava, Russia – son of Cosmow Teck, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Greek Catholic; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 (number 410635) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – invalided sick to England on 14 October 1916.

(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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