Saturday 29 September 2012

Private Jack Tongs

Born on 9 February 1892 in Hampshire, England – son of Emily Tongs, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Stalwart, Saskatchewan; trade as fireman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey-blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps Training Depot No.10, CEF, in Camp Hughes, Manitoba, on 21 July 1916 (number 524020) – attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, from 10 January 1917 to 1 August 1918 – transferred to No.11 Canadian Field Ambulance, CEF, on 1 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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