Thursday 20 September 2012

Private Gregory Timkov

Born on 7 April 1891 in Podolshoi, Huberue[?], Russia – son of Mrs. Timoa[?], Podolshoi, Huberue[?], Russia – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 December 1915 (number 775401) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – wounded on 6 February 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 17 February 1918 – struck off strength to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 23 March 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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