Monday 24 September 2012

Private James Todd

Born on 20 May 1888 in England – brother of John Todd, South Shields, Durham, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 3.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 29 January 1916 (number 775803) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – wounded on 9 or 11 April 1917 – invalided to England on 14 April 1917 – invalided to Canada for further medical treatment.

(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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