Thursday 27 September 2012

Private Charles Reubin Tomlin

Born on 30 January 1893 in Totlay, Derbyshire, England – son of Mrs. George Tomlin, Yorkshire, England – brother of Miss Adelaide Tomlin, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 23 April 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410640) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 13 August 1916 – taken on the strength of the 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, on 4 October 1917 – transferred to the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 13 September 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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