Sunday 30 September 2012

Private Frank Tougas

Born on 12 May 1893 in Peterborough, Ontario – son of Joseph Tougas, Peterborough, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tie cutter; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 10 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410641) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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