Monday 24 September 2012

Private Ernest James Todd

Born on 1 January 1898 in Cardinal, Ontario – son of Mrs. Todd, Cardinal, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cardinal, Ontario; trade as butcher; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 14 February 1916 (number 639625) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 24 August 1918 – invalided to England on 29 August 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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