Thursday 6 September 2012

Private David Thompson

Born on 28 June 1878 in Scotland – next of kin listed as Mrs. Esther Thompson, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as jeweller; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410060) – transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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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