Monday 3 September 2012

Private John Henry Thomas

Born on 18 February 1888 in Marison, Cornwall, England – son of Richard Thomas, Butte, Montana – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 4th Heavy Battery (Cornwall, England); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 7 May 1915 (number 411162) – transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 – wounded on 22 July 1916.

(Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; 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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