Sunday 26 August 2012

Private Reginald Terrell

Born on 23 May 1893 in Stoke under Ham, Somerset, England – next of kin listed as Mrs. J. Terrell, Stoke under Ham, Somerset, England – (1920) son of Mrs. J. Gayland, Crewkerne, Somerset, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as blacksmith; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; weight of 127 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 November 1915 (number 775673) – embarked at Halifax for overseas on 14 August 1916 – arrived in Liverpool, England, onboard SS Empress of Britain on 24 August 1916 – taken on the strength of the 109th Battalion, CEF, at Bramshott on 16 October 1916 – struck off the strength of the 109th Battalion on 4 December 1916 – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, at Le Havre, France, on 6 December 1916 – left for the 38th Battalion in the field on 7 January 1917 – temporarily joined the 4th Entrenching Battalion, CEF, on 9 January 1917 – joined the 38th Battalion in the field on 16 March 1917 – killed in action on 9 April 1917 – buried in Canadian Cemetery No.2 (Sp. Mem.), France.

(Library and Archives Canada (, online military service file, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/166, box 9572-31; 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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,

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