Tuesday 18 September 2012

Lance-Corporal Charles Edward Tighe

Born on 2 September 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario – son of Mrs. C. Tighe, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as mother; single; Roman Catholic; trade as hardware clerk; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320185) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 – wounded on 2 November 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 December 1918 – invalided sick to England on 28 March 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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