Friday 7 September 2012

Private Edward Thompson

Born on 26 June 1897 in Orangeville, Ontario – son of Edward Thompson, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 28 January 1916 (number 669421) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 – wounded on 31 January 1918 – invalided to England on 6 March 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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