Wednesday 19 September 2012

Private Samuel Tighe

Born on 12 May 1896 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England – son of Mrs. Margaret Tighe, Leeds, Yorkshire, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; weight of 124 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (number 410645) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – invalided sick to England on 12 January 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 – wounded on 30 September 1918 – invalided to England on 4 October 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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