Friday 24 August 2012

Private Richard Temple

Born on 6 June 1884 in Dundee, Scotland – son of Henry Temple, Dundee, Scotland – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as “upholdster” [upholsterer?]; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; weight of 125 pounds; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 25 or 29 May 1915 (number 410636) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 18 November 1916 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 24 December 1916 – wounded on 9 April 1917 – invalided to England on 14 April 1917 – later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF.

(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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