Wednesday 12 September 2012

Corporal Andrew Thomson

Born on 19 July 1889 in Banchory, Scotland – son of Mrs. William Thompson, Fraserburgh, Scotland – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Winnipeg, Manitoba; trade as saddler; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 6 June 1916 (number 261437) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 – wounded on 30 October 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 March 1918 – wounded on 2 or 4 November 1918 – invalided to England on 6 November 1918.

(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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