Saturday 8 September 2012

Private Maurice Wilson Thompson

Born on 15 August 1899 in Kenebec, Ontario – son of James Wilson Thompson, Elm Tree, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Elm Tree, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 146th Battalion, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 20 January 1916 (number 835403) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 – wounded on 30 October 1917 – struck off strength to base as a “minor” on 26 December 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 or 9 November 1918 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

(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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