Sunday 23 September 2012

Private Ilia Tkachuk

Born on 20 July 1888 in Kiev, Russia – husband of Gefrasinia Tkachuk, Selo Zarubzine, Russia – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as laborer; married; no current military service; previously served with the Russian Army (one month); Greek Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 1 April 1916 (number 776035) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – struck off strength to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 11 April 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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