Thursday 6 September 2012

Private Douglas Thompson

Born on 14 July 1894 in Kingston-on-Thames, England – son of Mr. Gay Thompson, Kingston-on-Thames, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as baker; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 35.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 (number 410298) – transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF – wounded on 27 September 1917 or 28 September 1918.

(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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