Saturday 15 September 2012

Armourer Staff-Sergeant George Threlfall

Born on 11 March 1878 in Manchester, England – husband of Elizabeth Threlfall (nee Lloyd), Montreal, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as blacksmith; married; currently a member of the Canadian Grenadier Guards (four years); previously served with the Cheshire Regiment (three years) and the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (eight years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 87th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 21 September 1915 (number 177047) – landed in France with the 87th Battalion on 11 August 1916 – transferred to the Canadian Ordnance Corps, CEF, on 15 August 1916 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 August 1916 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 3 May 1919.

(sources: 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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