Monday 17 September 2012

Lieutenant William Thwaite

Born on 15 March 1892 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England – son of Alfred and Margaret Jane (nee Hedefine) Thwaite, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England – brother of Mrs. W.J. Taylor, Montreal, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Iroquois, Ontario; trade as clerk in a dry goods store; Church of England; currently a member of the 59th Regiment; no previous military service.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant in Iroquois, Ontario, on 7 March 1916 – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 April 1918 – wounded and declared missing presumed dead on 10 August 1918 (but his remains are not missing) – buried in Fouquescourt British Cemetery (grave III.E.1), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,

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