Wednesday 5 September 2012

Acting-Lance-Sergeant Alfred Thompson

Born on 22 September 1881 in Littlie Clacton, Essex, England – son of Mrs. Annie Mary Thompson, Little Clacton, Essex, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Navy (seven-and-a-half years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 March 1915 (number 410205) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – accidentally injured on 2 November 1916 or wounded on 3 November 1916 – invalided to England on 8 November 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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