Sunday 23 September 2012

Private Robert James Titus

Born on 15 July 1882 in Markham, Ontario – husband of Caroline Titus, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as teamster; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 7 March 1916 (number 775954) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – wounded on 7 April 1917 – invalided to England on 13 April 1917.

(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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